Announcing Our New Edited Volume, Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University

CCAS is pleased to announce the publication of its new edited volume, Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution (Routledge 2010). Dr. Jean-François Seznec, Visiting Associate Professor at CCAS, and Mimi Kirk, Editor for the Center, co-edited the volume. Its 12 chapters emerged from CCAS’s 2008 symposium by the same name (chaired by Dr. Seznec), which featured some of the top scholars and practitioners working in the area.

The book discusses crucial topics related to the region’s transformation, from issues of economic development and relations with Iran to foreign labor and women’s education and work outside the home. Chapters explore how in addition to the massive growth in investments and products such as oil, gas, chemicals, metals, and cement, this growth has triggered numerous societal changes, such as labor migration, educational reforms, declining natality, and shifting gender roles. Industrialization in the Gulf will appeal not only to Middle East experts, particularly those with an interest in the Gulf, but also to development experts and political scientists.

The table of contents is as follows:

Part 1: Financing the Growth

1. Lean and Mean: The New Breed of State-Owned Enterprises in the Gulf Monarchies Steffen Hertog

2. Financing Industrialization in the Arab-Persian Gulf Jean-François-Seznec

3. Hawkamah in the Gulf: Local Reception of Modern Corporate Governance Standards for Publicly Traded Companies in the Arab Gulf States Alastair Hirst

Part 2: Competing Models: The Gulf Arab States and Iran

4. The Political Economy of Saudi-Iranian Relations: Present and Future Paul Aarts and Joris Van Duijne

5. Strategic Dynamics of Iran-GCC Relations John Duke Anthony

6. Gulf Cooperation Council Diplomatic Coordination: The Limited Role of Institutionalization Matteo Legrenzi

Part 3: Labor Constraints and Migration Issues

7. Dependence, Disdain, and Distance: State, Labor, and Citizenship in the Arab Gulf States Gwenn Okruhlik

8. Great Expectations: Western-Style Education in the Gulf States Mary Ann Tetreault

Part 4: The Role of Women in Industrialization

9. Saudi Women: Modernity and Change Hatoon Al-Fassi

10. The Role of Women in Industrialization in the Gulf: The Case of Bahrain Munira Fakhro

Part 5: Gulf Industrialization in Perspective

11. Gulf Industrialization in Perspective Hazem El Beblawi

12. Industrializing Gulf Society Frances D. Cook and Karen Nielson