The New Arab Social Order: A Study of the Social Impact of Oil Wealth
By Saad Eddin Ibrahim
Westview Press, 1982, 208 pp.
The oil revolution has not yet created a "new order," but it has broken down the old one and transformed relations among Arab states. This sociological study is no more than a beginning of an attack on a vast subject, but its approach is intelligent and its methods, both statistical and analytical, are well chosen and well applied.