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Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States

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The six Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) play an increasingly prominent role in the global economy and throughout the broader Middle East region. This book analyzes the recent development of Gulf capitalism through the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. Situating the Gulf within the evolution of capitalism at a global scale, it presents a novel theoret ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2011)
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Noorah Alhasan
A well-researched book, the content is invaluable. However, it's a heavy read for those who don't know much about the Gulf and its economic structure. I concentrated mostly on Chapter 5 which spoke about Khaleeji capital, specifically in equity markets and I found a lot of what Hanieh wrote about can be used for future research, or at least give you a sense of direction.

The topic is really messy and at times shady so I applaud the author for bringing it all together and shedding even a brighter
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