The Political Economy of the Gulf

The Political Economy of the Gulf

Under The Political Economy of the Gulf project, scholars examined topics such as the role of sovereign wealth funds; the rise and fall of the “Dubai model;” regional patterns of economic development; the political economy of rentierism; food security; knowledge based economies; Islamic banking; efforts at GCC monetary union; and other similar topics. The ultimate product of this research project is a book on The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf, published by Hurst/Columbia University Press.

Background and Scope of the Project

Background and Scope of the Project

The CIRS research project on ‘The Political Economy of the Gulf’ was launched in 2009. As with other CIRS research initiatives, after a thorough review of existing literature on the…
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Book Publication

Mehran Kamrava, ed., The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2012). Change occurs rapidly in the Persian Gulf. While some states have capitalised on the fast-paced nature of globalised fiscal transactions…
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Summary Report

“The Political Economy of the Gulf,” CIRS Summary Report no. 3 (Doha, Qatar: Center for International and Regional Studies, 2011).   Change occurs rapidly in the Persian Gulf. While some states have capitalised…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about “The Political Economy of the Gulf” Working Group Meeting I Click here to read about “The Political Economy of the Gulf” Working Group Meeting II As an ongoing…