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Economic Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

From Rentier States to Diversified Economies

Editors: Miniaoui, Hela (Ed.)

  • Covers a variety of different topics relating to economic development in the GCC countries within the context of the respective socio-cultural and political domains, with a spotlight on the effect of the Qatar diplomatic crisis Presents a selection of unique empirical case studies showcasing the economic development trajectories of the GCC countries 
  • Discusses key opportunities and challenges for the GCC countries in terms of their economic development and diversification strategies and policies 
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This book delves into the climate surrounding the economic development of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, with a spotlight on Qatar given recent political developments. Since the 1960s, the GCC states have harnessed their potential to exploit the wealth accrued from the oil boom to build their infrastructure and grow their economies. But, the high level of dependency on oil as the primary source feeding their Gross Domestic Product also made their economies volatile and vulnerable to fluctuations in the global oil price. The decline in oil price and the threat of depletion of this natural resource has presented subsequent challenges in the economic, environmental and social spheres in the Gulf. Consequently, the GCC countries have realised the importance of diversifying their economies following the need to move away from dependency on oil. This book presents a variety of recommendations for ways in which these states can achieve economic diversification in shifting towards a non-hydrocarbon environment and a knowledge economy. With a growing need for stronger allegiances in this turbulent region, particularly so in the wake of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, cooperative relations between the GCC countries in economic, socio-cultural, political and, to a certain extent, military domains have become more pressing. The book discusses related challenges facing policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders in the region, and analyses the alliances between the region and its international partners, specifically Turkey and India.


About the authors

Dr. Hela Miniaoui is Associate Professor of Economics in the Gulf at Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. Her research focuses primarily on Economic Policies, Food Security, Sustainable Development and Islamic Banking & Finance, and has been published in various refereed journals. Dr Hela has consulting experience with the African Development Bank Group, Awqaf New Zealand and IDEA-Consult Tunisia. She serves on the editorial and review committees of several international journals. She is a member of The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) and a research fellow at The Economic Research Forum (ERF).

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Book Subtitle
From Rentier States to Diversified Economies
Editors
  • Hela Miniaoui
Series Title
Gulf Studies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6058-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6058-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6057-6
Series ISSN
2662-4494
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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