[ Pdf After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies ß apocalyptic PDF ] by Christopher Davidson ↠´ .
The Gulf Monarchies Saudi Arabia And Its Five Smaller Neighbours The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, And Bahrain Have Long Been Governed By Highly Autocratic And Seemingly Anachronistic Regimes Yet Despite Bloody Conflicts On Their Doorsteps, Fast Growing Populations, And Powerful Modernising And Globalising Forces Impacting On Their Largely Conservative Societies, They Have Demonstrated Remarkable Resilience Obituaries For These Traditional Monarchies Have Frequently Been Penned, But Even Now These Absolutist, Almost Medieval, Entities Still Appear To Pose The Same Conundrum As Before In The Wake Of The Arab Spring And The Fall Of Incumbent Presidents In Egypt, Tunisia, And Libya, The Apparently Steadfast Gulf Monarchies Have, At First Glance, Re Affirmed Their Status As The Middle East S Only Real Bastions Of Stability In This Book, However, Noted Gulf Expert Christopher Davidson Contends That The Collapse Of These Kings, Emirs, And Sultans Is Going To Happen, And Was Always Going To While The Revolutionary Movements In North Africa, Syria, And Yemen Will Undeniably Serve As Important, If Indirect, Catalysts For The Coming Upheaval, Many Of The Same Socio Economic Pressures That Were Building Up In The Arab Republics Are Now Also Very Much Present In The Gulf Monarchies It Is Now No Longer A Matter Of If But When The West S Steadfast Allies Fall This Is A Bold Claim To Make But Davidson, Who Accurately Forecast The Economic Turmoil That Afflicted Dubai In , Has An Enviable Record In Diagnosing Social And Political Changes Afoot In The Region 2011 106 2011 2009 2012 2017.
Obviously, the title is a bit of a marketing gimmick, but don t let that put you off Davidson puts forth a very strong case that tough times lie ahead for the regions 6 Gulf Monarchies His argument is sprawling in detail, the breadth and scope of the book is impressive, which means it serves as an excellent introduction to the history and politics of the region for those who are unacquainted Over 300 pages he helps provide us with a clearer understanding as to why, despite all expectations, the Gulf Monarchies have survived as long as they have and the inherent contradictions of these regimes that will, sooner or later, rise to the fore.
The Gulf Monarchies initially rose to power through an alliance between British capital, religious authorities and tribal and patrimonial leaders But what has ensured their survival over the decades has been a social contract between the monarchs ,.
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