Arab States of the Lower Gulf: People, Politics, Petroleum

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Arab States of the Lower Gulf: People, Politics, Petroleum

By John Duke Anthony
Middle East Institute, 1975
273 pp. $10.95
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Based on extensive firsthand investigation, this is an excellent political and sociological study of Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. It shows an extraordinary knowledge of the politics of each unit as well as a grasp of the common problems of legitimacy and disruption, of continuity and change. The impact of petroleum is, of course, a central theme.