Friday, 14 May 2010

Dubai - The Vulnerability of Success

"This is the best study of Dubai that I have read and an important contribution to the still meager literature on the extraordinary formation that is the United Arab Emirates. Especially interesting is the book's discussion of the emirates' founding under British rule and the continuing influence of this imperial history on its politics and society; the imported character of its 'Arab' identity; and the regional context that informs everything from security concerns to demography." -- Faisal Devji, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, and author of Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity

"Davidson traces Dubai's rise from sleepy Gulf port to player on the world scene." -- Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times

"Mr. Davidson nicely lays out this flashy emirate's astonishing ascent from tiny fishing and pearling village to global hub." -- New York Times

"Davidson offers a detailed historical and topical study of the Dubai phenomenon." -- Foreign Affairs

"Davidson gives an excellent overview of Dubai, the UAE in general, and its path to economic development... Recommended." -- Choice
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