Dionysis Markakis, guest ed., “The State and Innovation in the Persian Gulf,” CIRS Special Issue of The Muslim World 105, no. 1 (January 2015).
This special issue of The Muslim World journal emerged out of a two-year research initiative on “The State and Innovation in the Gulf” undertaken by the Center for International and Regional Studies. The articles explore what constitutes “knowledge,” its myriad relationships to the economic system, and the means by which “knowledge-based economies” have been pursued in the context of the Persian Gulf. Across the individual countries and the region as a whole, the authors examine the achievements and opportunities, challenges and failures, faced in this endeavor.