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Description - Good Governance in the Middle East Oil Monarchies by Tom Pierre Najem

The concept of 'good governance' is of increasing importance, and is used by international organizations to ensure reasonable conformity to high standards in states which participate in the global trading regime and other international activities. This book examines the concept of good governance and how it is applied in the states of the Gulf Co-operation Council. These states are particularly important because of their strategic location and massive oil wealth. Moreover, as monarchies, in most cases without powerful democratic representative bodies, and as Islamic countries, with a different outlook from countries of the West, Western standards of good governance may need to be modified in order for them to be implemented effectively.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415297400
ISBN-10: 0415297400
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tom Pierre Najem

Tom Pierre Najem is Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Durham. His research and teaching interests are in international relations and comparative politics with particular interest in international political economy, economic development, and political development (human rights and democratisation). He has written widely on these subjects, including two monographs on Lebanese politics. Martin Hetherington is Researcher in Middle Eastern Studies at the Middle East and North Africa Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.