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Oman Reborn : Balancing Tradition and Modernization (Hardcover) (Linda Pappas Funsch)

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The Sultanate of Oman is one of the few 'good news' stories to have emerged from the Middle East in recent memory. This book traces the narrative of a little-known and relatively stable Arab country whose history of independence, legacy of interaction with diverse cultures, and enlightened modern leadership have transformed it in less than fifty years from an isolated medieval-style potentate to a stable, dynamic, and largely optimistic country.At the heart of this fascinating story is Oman's sultan, Qaboos bin Sa'id, friend to both East and West, whose unique leadership style has resulted in both domestic and foreign policy achievements during more than four decades in office.Exploring Oman from a historical perspective, Funsch examines how the country's unique blend of tradition and modernization has enabled it to succeed while others in the region have failed. Accounts of the author's own experiences with Oman's transformation add rich layers of depth, texture, and personality to the narrative.

The Sultanate of Oman is one of the few 'good news' stories to have emerged from the Middle East in recent memory. This book traces the narrative of a little-known and relatively stable Arab country whose history of independence, legacy of interaction with diverse cultures, and enlightened modern leadership have transformed it in less than fifty years from an isolated medieval-style potentate to a stable, dynamic, and largely optimistic country.

At the heart of this fascinating story is Oman's sultan, Qaboos bin Sa'id, friend to both East and West, whose unique leadership style has resulted in both domestic and foreign policy achievements during more than four decades in office.

Exploring Oman from a historical perspective, Funsch claims that the country's unique blend of tradition and modernization has enabled it to succeed while others in the region have failed. Accounts of the author's personal experiences with Oman's transformation add texture to the narrative.

Number of Pages: 245.0
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Process / Leadership, International Relations / General, Middle East / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Linda Pappas Funsch
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2015
TCIN: 46767942
UPC: 9781137502001
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8698

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