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The Coming Economic Implosion of Saudi Arabia

A Behavioral Perspective

Authors: Cowan, David

  • Analyses how Saudi Arabia can protect its ideological existence as well as its economy
  • Suggests Saudi Islam risks losing its position in global Islam, creating great dysfunction for both the Islamic world and the global economy
  • Examines the changing relationship between Saudi Arabia and America
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About this book

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is at a crossroads economically, and faces the challenge of a weakening economy that could implode before 2030, the year set as a timetable by the kingdom in its Vision 2030. How it navigates its way out of these economic troubles demands understanding a complex of religious, political and economic factors, which currently makes it one of the most unpredictable states in the world and, by the same token, one of the most fascinating. The problem of the Saudi economy cannot simply be argued economically, it needs political and religious solutions as well. Cowan takes a behavioural approach to analysing the Saudi economy. Predicting an implosion under the weight of its own ideologically-fuelled economy if it does not reset its agenda, this interdisciplinary book provides important insights into Saudi Arabia's position in the Islamic world and global economy.

About the authors

David Cowan is an independent researcher and author. He has been a communications advisor to global corporations, and is a former visiting scholar at Boston College, USA. He has worked for numerous financial and industrial organisations, with over 25 years of experience, and contributes regularly to many publications including the Catholic Herald, Times Literary Supplement and Journal of Theological Studies. He studied at Glasgow (UK), Oxford (UK) and St Andrews (UK), where he earned his PhD in the schools of Divinity and International Relations. His last book Frank H. Knight: Prophet of Freedom was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Saudis Misbehaving?

    Cowan, David

    Pages 1-19

  • Revolution or Obituary?

    Cowan, David

    Pages 23-51

  • Deconstructing the Saudi Economy

    Cowan, David

    Pages 53-78

  • The Islamic Welfare State

    Cowan, David

    Pages 79-101

  • Oil Dependency and Cold War Politics

    Cowan, David

    Pages 105-131

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74709-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 147,69 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74708-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Coming Economic Implosion of Saudi Arabia
Book Subtitle
A Behavioral Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74709-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74709-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74708-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 317
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