By Jeffrey B. Nugent,Theodore H. Thomas
After the oil discoveries of the early Nineteen Thirties, Bahrain quickly turned an oil exporting state with a comparatively excessive source of revenue in step with capita. extra lately Bahrain has succeeded in diversifying its oil ruled financial system by means of constructing neighborhood banking and different providers, and a number of gentle and heavy industries. a variety of situations have mixed to make Bahrain a pace-setter one of the Arab Gulf States within the transformation of conventional Arabic tribal societies into smooth social and fiscal constructions. This ebook, first released in 1985, in exploring the prior, current and attainable futures of Bahrain and the Gulf, makes an attempt to explain the character of this change. It estimates to what volume Bahrain has purely an outward visual appeal of modernity, and explores the conflicts among the compelling strength of contemporary values and the pervasive conventional religions. Bahrain isn't standard of the Arab international locations of the Gulf; it may well, even if, function a gauge in their present place and sure destiny. it is going to for this reason be invaluable to these drawn to gaining extra perception into the heritage and politics of the center East in this interval of speedy change.
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Bahrain and the Gulf: Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures: Volume 3 (Routledge Library Editions: The Gulf) by Jeffrey B. Nugent,Theodore H. Thomas