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School of Government & International Affairs

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Publication details for Dr Christopher Davidson

Davidson, Christopher M. (2011). Higher Education in the Gulf States: From Traditional to Modern. In The New Post-Oil Arab Gulf: Managing People and Wealth. Sultan, Nabil., Weir, David. & Karake-Shalhoub, Zeinab. London: Saqi Books. 97-116.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

The sharp increase in oil revenues since 2002 has left the Arab Gulf States with billions of petro-dollars. But how will these countries fare in the post-oil era? The rulers of these states are taking serious measures to ensure the survival of their economies, and indeed their regimes, in a world with scarce mineral resources. This book explores the extent to which these countries have been and will be able to prepare for the future by transforming themselves into serious international destinations for tourism, finance, healthcare and education. It also considers the implications of failure for the future survival of their regimes. A timely and insightful study into this vibrant and important region, this book will provide food for thought for academics, policy makers and general readers.