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Elections and Electoral Systems in Asia and the Pacific: The Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249589
eISBN:
9780191600029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924958X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held in Bahrain since its independence. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Bahrain's political history, outlines the ... More


Declaration of Judge Higgins Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain (Qatar v Bahrain), Judgment

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0091
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter talks about a case that related to how sovereignty over Janan lied with Bahrain, and therefore the chapter favours in the negative regarding paragraph 3 of the dispositif. But as the ... More


Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Gareth Doherty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This innovative multidisciplinary study considers the concept of green from multiple perspectives—aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social—in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where green ... More


Enhancing Governance, Accountability and Transparency in Islamic Financial Institutions: An Examination into Sharīcah Internal Control Audit

Zurina Shafii and Supiah Salleh

in Islamic Banking and Financial Crisis: Reputation, Stability and Risks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748647613
eISBN:
9780748695133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647613.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores corporate governance, accountability and transparency in Islamic financial institutions (IFIs), with emphasis on internal Sharī’ah audit practices in Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad ... More


The Gulf States: From Tribal Sheikhdoms to Sustainable States

Rolf Schwarz

in War and State Building in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037929
eISBN:
9780813042138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037929.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter deals with the history of state making without war making, looking at the small oil states of the Gulf region and including a detailed study of the United Arab Emirates. Oil discoveries ... More


Brightening Green

Gareth Doherty

in Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyses newer and brighter hues of green. The gray-greens of the date palms, often considered old-fashioned, are being replaced by brighter hues of green as symbols of progress or of ... More


Open secrets: Discussable but not publishable

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The author loved Bahrain and its people and wanted to write a book on the country that would express his affection without compromising his professionalism. Many of the people he had interviewed were ... More


Islamist Engagement in Contentious Politics: Kuwait and Bahrain

Michael Schmidmayr

in Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034744
eISBN:
9780813039077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034744.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter deals with the Islamist opposition in the small Arab Gulf states, using the examples of Kuwait and Bahrain. The underlying question is to find out how Islamists operate within a given ... More


Country Differences

Ibrahim Warde

in Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612161
eISBN:
9780748653072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The role, the importance, the status and the characteristics of Islamic financial banking differ from one country to another. In some countries, the role of Islamic financial banking in the national ... More


The Omani and Bahraini Paths to Development: Rare and Contrasting Oil-Based Economic Success Stories

Robert E. Looney

in Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671557
eISBN:
9780191751059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the social factors and development strategies in Omani and Bahraini in an attempt to determine why each country has had so much economic success. The analysis focuses on the ... More


‘Successful’ Development Models: Lessons from the MENA Region

Imed Drine

in Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671557
eISBN:
9780191751059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter assesses the development strategies of Middle East and Northern African (MENA) countries. The region covers a diverse group of countries, including some very rich and some very poor. The ... More


Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Geoffrey F. Gresh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book provides an in-depth and engaging history of the U.S. military in the Gulf and how local and regional events, from tribal politics and rising terrorism threats to neighboring rivalries and ... More


A Light Footprint in Bahrain

Geoffrey F. Gresh

in Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

After declaring independence in 1971, Bahrain signed a basing agreement with the United States, prompted by external security fears associated with Iran’s desire to annex the tiny island nation. But ... More


Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Frederic Wehrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings, this book investigates the roots of the Shi'a–Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf's ... More


Autocratisation, authoritarian progressions and fragmented states

Inmaculada Szmolka and Marién Durán

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyses the MENA countries that have experienced negative changes following the Arab Spring: a process of autocratisation in Turkey, authoritarian progressions in Kuwait and Bahrain, ... More


Introduction Why “laughter”?

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book is not a comparative study of “laughter” or “joke structure.” Rather it recalls, among other things, situations and anecdotes that made the author, and those around him, laugh—incidents so ... More


Introduction: Two Seas, Many Greens

Gareth Doherty

in Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses the urbanism of landscape in Bahrain, specifically relating to the social, technical, and political infrastructures required to construct and maintain landscape in ... More


Green Scenery: The Vertical and the Horizontal

Gareth Doherty

in Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the complex interplay between the research methods—the aerial view and the walk—that informed so much of this analysis. It also discusses some of the challenges encountered in ... More


The Blueness of Green: Infrastructures of sky and Water

Gareth Doherty

in Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the infrastructure of blue (water resources) in Bahrain's built environment, as well as the efficacy of blue in keeping the country green. Beginning with a description of the ... More


How Green Can Become Red

Gareth Doherty

in Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter talks about the significance of red (the Bahraini national color) and green (color of Islam). In Bahrain, as well as Iran, green and red are highly politicized colors. Red is often a ... More


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