For the last 60 years, Saudi Arabia has assumed a vital economic role and has been situated on the center stage of the global economic and political scene. As companies must adapt and embark on creative means to sustain their positions in dynamic markets, multinational corporations must also find a comprehensive approach to dealing with cultural and political developments.
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Water is a key issue on the agenda of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours. The circumstances in which Gaza gained its autonomy leaves it in a disadvantageous position with respect to water, and a deal on the hotly contested issue of the West Bank aquifers will be a protracted process. This book brings together the work of individuals involved directly in the negotiations and experts from various disciplines who have devoted their professional lives to the study of water and its management in the Jordan Basin.
Today, cities of the Arab world are subject to many of the same problems as other world cities. This collection reveals the contrasts and similarities between older, traditional Arab cities and the newer oil-stimulated cities of the Gulf in their search for development and a place in the world order.
This book focuses on the spatial aspects of the armed conflict in the Kurdistan region of Turkey. It tries to explain how settlement and resettlement policies and practices in Turkey have been part of a larger project of political and cultural engineering.
The social assessment process is relatively new in the World Bank. Because its use is particularly relevant to countries in transition where much is still unknown, in 1997 the World Bank published a book of case studies of the use of social assessment.
This informative book addresses water resource allocation and management, focusing on the socio-economic and political contexts which influence approaches to and determine practices of water management.
This book touches on the changing patterns of agriculture: the natural resources debate, structural problems and agrarian reform, agriculture and the impact of oil, national political evolution and agriculture in the first half of the 20th century, and the constitutional movement and agriculture.