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Grand Mosques in the United Arab Emirates: Domesticating the Transnational

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The United Arab Emirates, the focus of the fourth chapter, provides an important contrast and counterpoint to the other examples. Established in 1971, the federation of seven emirates needed to ... 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


Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates: Summary of a Decade of New Work

Faysal Bibi, Andrew Hill, Mark Beech, and Walid Yasin

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter summarizes the latest findings on late Miocene fossils from the Baynunah Formation in the United Arab Emirates. Since 1999, fossil discoveries have continued to be made in the late ... More


The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Mari Luomi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

At the heart of this book is whether oil- and natural gas-dependent rentier monarchies can keep their natural resource use and the environment in balance. By examining the cases of Abu Dhabi and ... More


The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Transnational Mosque is the first book-length study to provide a nuanced understanding of the role of mosques in the construction of Muslim identity through the lens of their political, ... More


The ‘Makings’ of a Movement ‘by Implication’: Assessing the Expansion of Women's Rights in the United Arab Emirates from 1971 Until Today

Vânia Carvalho Pinto

in Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164989
eISBN:
9781617971266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164989.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the expansion of women's rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the lenses of a movement 'by implication.' Departing from the ideational support leant by the Emirati ... More


The United Arab Emirates

Barbara Lethem Ibrahim and Dina H. Sherif

in From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162077
eISBN:
9781617970283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162077.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses philanthropy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Gulf states like the UAE are notable for the ways in which people have revamped and invigorated traditional channels of giving, ... More


Population Imbalance and Immigration as a Public Policy Problem in the United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Mustafa Elhussein Mansour

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The objective of this chapter is twofold. First, the chapter explains the factors that have led to the present population imbalance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2014, just 12 percent of the ... More


Abu Dhabi’s Natural Sustainability Complex

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter provides a broad analysis of the so-called “natural sustainability complex”, or Abu Dhabi’s general context of political economy of natural resources, top decision-makers, and structures ... More


Formal and Informal Empire in the Middle East

Peter Sluglett

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0027
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with the historiography of the rise, consolidation, decline, and ending of British Imperial interests in the Middle East over some 200 years, from the late 18th to the late 20th ... More


Turkey

Harald Schüler

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.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

As no national elections and referendums have been held in the United Arab Emirates, the chapter gives an overview of the political institutions and history of the Emirates. The legal provisions ... More


The Consequences of Absolutism

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the consequences of absolutism when it is combined with extreme rentierism by focusing on the political economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It first traces the origins of ... More


An Historical Examination of Territory and Infrastructure in the Trucial States

Stephen J. Ramos

in Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

During the past two decades, the Persian Gulf has received considerable international attention for its architecture and urbanism. Through empirical and historical analysis, this chapter aims to ... More


The ‘secret’ agreement, July 1971

Shohei Sato

in Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States: Embers of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099687
eISBN:
9781526109781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099687.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter looks into the final stage of the implementation of the British withdrawal. After Harold Wilson’s withdrawal announcement in January 1968 up until the first half of 1971, the ... More


Dubai: From Creek to Global Port City

Frank Broeze

in Harbours and Havens: Essays in Port History in Honour of Gordon Jackson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128862
eISBN:
9781786944788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128862.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay is a case study of the development of the Port of Dubai, in particular the administrative actions that brought the port to prominence. It gauges the economic success of the port through ... More


The Economy of Dubai

Abdulrazak Al Faris and Raimundo Soto (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the last fifty years, Dubai has transformed itself from a small fishing and trading village into an integrated, modern, and vibrant economy. The development process was initiated by oil riches ... More


Ladies and Gentlemen, Boyahs and Girls: Uploading Transnational Queer Subjectivities in the United Arab Emirates

Noor Al-Qasimi

in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737309
eISBN:
9780814744680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737309.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on questions of governmentality and the regulation of queer subjectivities in cyberspace. For the “post-oil” generation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the use of social ... More


Abu Dhabi’s Climate Change and Sustainability Responses

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines Abu Dhabi’s responses to climate change and environmental sustainability through case studies of major alternative energy and sustainability initiatives, including the Masdar ... More


The Gulf’s Servant Class

Nicholas McGeehan

in Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675135
eISBN:
9780191753084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the treatment of migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates. In many countries the exploitation of minorities occurs despite paper guarantees in the law of fair treatment. In ... 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


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