The GCC Economies

Stepping Up To Future Challenges

Editors: Ramady, Mohamed A. (Ed.)

  • Contains contributions from experts from GCC countries on the future of energy and economic policy in the region
  • Provides analysis of an extremely topical issue in light of recent political movements sweeping the Middle East
  •  Develops inter-linked themes and research tracks that complement each other to provide a holistic approach to the challenges facing the GCC Uses country examples that can be a model for other GCC countries
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The ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011 has affected the countries of the region to varying degrees, including the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, comprising Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain.  The GCC has become a significant regional bloc playing a vital economic and political role far beyond its shores, given its geopolitical strategic location, a preponderance of global energy reserves and a major international player through the use of accumulated financial reserves.

A new Gulf is rising, one that is more self assertive, looking to expand its membership to other Arab countries such as Jordan and Morocco, while at the same time strengthening the bloc’s relationship with current and emerging trading and strategic partners in Europe, USA and Asia.

Regional and international realities, especially the uncertainties unleashed by the ‘Arab Spring’, are forcing Gulf leadership to initiate new policies involving closer cooperation amongst GCC countries to address emerging challenges.

This volume brings together thirty renowned academics and specialists to examine a range of multifaceted social, political and economic issues facing the GCC in key areas such as:

 

·      Diversification from a high dependency on a narrow hydrocarbon base

·      Social transformation, youth employment and  effective gender participation

·      Outward and inward foreign direct investment flows

·      Prospects for education reforms and e-learning.

·      Sustainable security in oil, renewable energy (including nuclear) and food

·      Corporate governance, transparency  and enhancing the private sector's operating environment

·      The role and governance of Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds in investing their surpluses.

 

        The volume also offers insights for challenges facing the GCC in monetary union, expanding the regional debt market and Sukuk issuance, GCC intellectual property rights application, detailed assessments of individual GCC country risk analysis, as well as the sustainability of long term government fiscal stimulus programs at the expense of private sector involvement.

 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Working for a Sustainable GCC Future: Reflections on Policies and Practices

    Sultan, Nabil

    Pages 3-10

  • Deepening the GCC Debt Markets: The Saudi Arabian Experience

    Abraham, Abraham (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • GCC Economic Integration: Statistical Harmonization for an Effective Monetary Union

    Gurrib, Ikhlaas

    Pages 21-32

  • E-Learning in the Arab Gulf: Responding to the Changing World of Education

    Sultan, Nabil (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Energy Security in the EU from GCC Perspective

    Al-Sahlawi, Mohammed

    Pages 51-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The GCC Economies
Book Subtitle
Stepping Up To Future Challenges
Editors
  • Mohamed A. Ramady
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1611-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1611-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1610-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9712-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 324
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