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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 54519–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.719104
Published: 01 October 2012
... labour forces (both highly specialized as well as unskilled) – in GCC societies, where expatriates constitute a majority of the population in four of the GCC countries and a majority of the labour force in all six member states. This study focuses particularly on demographic developments and trends over...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 5186–106 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.647417
Published: 01 January 2012
... Strategy 2011–2016 (QNDS) economic–productive deficiency political deficiency expatriate labour force citizenship demographic anomaly unregulated property and real estate investment unemployment The visions and strategies of the GCC countries from the perspective of reforms: the case of Qatar Al...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113169–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113010
Published: 03 September 2018
... globalization. The study explains the situation of expatriate labor in the Gulf, which represents large proportions of the total population in excess of half in some countries, while maintaining its customs within small or large community ghettos. It also presents problems related to the status of Gulf...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 10132–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279386
Published: 01 January 2017
... the presidential family and a large stake in safeguarding the establishment, plus substantial command of huge areas of the economy, it gave up the president for its preservation and the state s institutions and territorial integrity. Mubarak s departure left Egypt s politicized military labouring to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92252–281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1157985
Published: 01 April 2016
... confluence, today, within a single Arab state. The states that derive revenues from oil such as those of the Arab Gulf lack the requisite labour forces and market scale, while the states with fertile lands such as the Sudan lack the requisite capital and technology. States that have a suffi- ciently large...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 84469–487 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1080965
Published: 01 October 2015
...). Turkish business- men prefer to give jobs to low-paid undocumented workers without insurance costs in contrast to regular Turkish labourers. This forces wages down in the Turkish job market, causing local tensions against the escapees (Daglioglu 2014). Another problem is increasing forced prostitution...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83351–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1052226
Published: 01 July 2015
...-oriented economy representing one-third of the employed working force in the WBG, with only 24% of the labour force employed in agriculture and manufacturing both sectors contributing less than 18% to gross domestic product (GDP)14 as well as dependency on aid have enhanced an ethos of individualism...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 82239–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1024983
Published: 01 April 2015
... findings: shares of capital and labour in all countries were quasi-constant between 1920 and 1988; they were within a band of 70 to 74% for labour and 30 to 26% for capital; productivity accounted for two-thirds of the growth of GDP and is captured by both in the same ratio. This implies a homogeneous pro...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 81114–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.979020
Published: 01 January 2015
... Issue: The Labours and Sorrows of a Supporting Actor. International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 49 (3): 14 20. Ali, Hayder Ibrahim. 2014. Whither Sudan? Contemporary Arab Affairs 7 (3): 380 397. Aran, Amnon, and Rami Ginat. 2014. Revisiting Egyptian Foreign Policy towards...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 74565–575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.950081
Published: 01 October 2014
... region would generate US $800 billion through the multiplier factor. This would represent considerable employ- ment opportunities fromMorocco to Egypt and Yemen. Each Arab country could ident- ify the type of activities that appeal to it, train its labour force and prepare their organizations to compete...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 53355–371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.692200
Published: 01 July 2012
... deepen the neo-liberal reform drive. In their view, Arab states should increase labour flexibility and should not adhere to overvalued currencies so that their exports might be more dynamic. Government-funded social protection networks should be rational- ized to target exclusively the poorest strata...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 53398–426 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.699774
Published: 01 July 2012
... genuine democracy to prevail and not false democracy wherein a minority faction rules and rides herd over the people through the dictatorship of feudalism, capital, influ- ence, domination and control now, the wage labourer and the farm wage worker have become owners [and] actually perceive their...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 52319–329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.674375
Published: 01 April 2012
... Gulf and the Pacific Asia: from indifference to inter- dependence. London: Hurst. 145 pp. Kamrava, Mehran, ed., 2012. The political economy of the Persian Gulf. London: Hurst. 276 pp. Kamrava, Mehran and Babar, Zahra, eds, 2012. Migrant labour in the Persian Gulf. London: Hurst. 276 pp. Yadav, Vineeta...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44501–523 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.628966
Published: 01 October 2011
... these numbers would suggest because the base of this demographic pyramid is wide reaching double the global average and the job market situation will soon deteriorate as the market will be unable to absorb the high numbers of a new and youthful labour force entering it. The situation is already bad...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 42190–207 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.569180
Published: 01 April 2011
... agriculture is of low efficiency and wasteful. Arab agriculture is a major employer: almost 30% of the labour force is employed in agriculture compared with less than 5% in industrial countries. Finally, rapid population growth is creating increasing demand for food supplies and leading to high levels of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 4119–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.549706
Published: 01 January 2011
... governments in the Gulf have failed to achieve a sustainable development. This is attested by a number of phenomena including: continued dependence on oil as a major source of income; the inability to develop a productive national labour force through the marginalization and cooption of the private sector...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 3138–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903541835
Published: 01 January 2010
... compound the problems faced by some 1.5 million foreigners working in GCC countries. South Asians, in particular Indian nationals who make the largest expatriate community, mostly work as contract labour- ers often on perilous construction sites earning as little as US$150 a month. The literal grounding...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 24587–601 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903244976
Published: 01 October 2009
... ¯ ¯ t ¯ Contemporary Arab Affairs 589 presented their views on matters related to their current situation and future economic prospects in a country where they form the majority of university graduates but remain marginalized in the labour force. Clashes between those who support more traditional...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 23458–480 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903034989
Published: 01 July 2009
...[umacr ] n (2005) had shown some seven centuries ago that Arabs considered effort as quite humiliating, especially in agriculture and industry (p. 340). Effort or labour is the source of income, but is not accompanied by the social empowerment of the human being (p. 339). Ibn Khald[umacr ] n observes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 23501–516 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903087904
Published: 01 July 2009
... Netanyahu formed a coalition government as the Labor Party agreed to join the coalition (al-Nah[amacr ]r, Beirut, 25 March 2009). Many Israelis who have recently returned from trips to the Jordanian city of Petra have complained about Jordanian merchants posting written notices on their shops: We refuse...