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Migrant Labour in the Persian Gulf. Edited by Mehran Kamrava and Zahra Babar

Kamrava, Mehran

ISBN 10: 1849042101 / ISBN 13: 9781849042109
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2012. Paperback. The phenomenal growth of the countries of the Persian Gulf over the last two decades has been made possible through the labour of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers of all stripes and backgrounds from all over the world. Migrant Labour in the Persian Gulf is a multi disciplinary examination of the causes and consequences of this process. Editor(s): Kamrava, Mehran; Babar, Zahra. Num Pages: 276 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FBX; JFFN; KCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 139 x 23. Weight in Grams: 396. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781849042109

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In some countries of the Persian Gulf as much as 85 to 90 per cent of the population is made-up of expatriate workers.Unsurprisingly, all of the concerned states spend inordinate amounts of their political energies managing the armies of migrant labourers employed in their countries, and there are equally fundamental social, cultural, and economic consequences involved as well. Despite the pervasive and farreaching nature of the phenomenon, to date there have not been any comprehensive, easily accessible studies of labour migration in the Persian Gulf. Migrant Labour in the Persian Gulf is a multi-disciplinary examination of the manifold causes, nature, processes, and consequences of labour migration into the Persian Gulf. It critically analyses the effects of migration for native communities, looking at the types and functions of informal - and at times formal - bi-national and multinational networks that emerge from and in turn sustain migration patterns over time, the role and functions of recruitment agencies, and the values, behaviours, and plans of migrants workers prior to and after setting off for the Persian Gulf.

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Mehran Kamrava is professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar. He is the author of a number of journal articles and books, including, most recently, The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War, and Iran's Intellectual Revolution. He has also edited The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity, and, with Manochehr Dorraj, Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic. Zahra Babar is Assistant Director for Research at the Center for International and Regional Studies of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Her current research interests lie in gender and development, Persian Gulf migration policy, and GCC integration.

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