Le sultanat d'Oman en quête d'un second souffle

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Le sultanat d'Oman en quête d'un second souffle

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Title: Le sultanat d'Oman en quête d'un second souffle
Author: Valeri, Marc
Citation: n° 122 - décembre 2005
Publisher: Sciences Po Paris - CERI
Journal: Les Etudes du CERI
Date Issued: 2005-12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/37632
Links: http://www.ceri-sciencespo.com/publica/etude/etude122.pdf
Abstract: The sudden slump in oil production since 2001 has only heightened the question of an alternative to an economy based on oil revenues, whereas the sultanate had undergone exponential development over the three preceding decades. From this standpoint, the policy of Omanizing the labor force conditions all other issues, as it is not merely an economic matter, but instead deeply alters the social fabric that remained intact during the era of prosperity, thereby questioning the very legitimacy of Oman’s economic model. Omani society is currently experiencing a rise in frustrations reflected in a resurgence of particularist prejudices and demands. Alongside this phenomenon is an exacerbation of inequality, particularly due to the enmeshment of economic and decisionmaking powers in the hands of the oligarchy that has benefited from these revenues since 1970. To what extent do the changes Oman is going through today harbor a threat for the stability of a regime considered to be one of the most stable in the region?
Type: Article
Keywords: OmanLabour marketnational identityEconomic diversification

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