From trucial states to nation state : decolonization and the formation of the United Arab Emirates, 1952-1971

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From trucial states to nation state : decolonization and the formation of the United Arab Emirates, 1952-1971

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dc.contributor.advisor Louis, William Roger, 1936-
dc.creator Barnwell, Kristi Nichole
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-27T17:47:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-27T17:47:47Z
dc.date.created 2011-08
dc.date.issued 2011-09-27
dc.date.submitted August 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3717
dc.description.abstract Harold Wilson, the British Prime Minister, announced in January 1968 that the British government would withdraw from the Persian Gulf by the end of 1971. For Britain, the decision indicated a re-prioritization of British global defense obligations. For the rulers of the Arab emirates of the Persian Gulf, Wilson‘s announcement signaled an end of British military protection, and the beginning of a process of negotiations that culminated in the establishment of the United Arab Emirates on December 3, 1971. An examination of the process by which the individual Persian Gulf states became a sovereign federation presents an opportunity to examine the roles of nationalism and anti-imperialism played in the establishment of the Union. This work demonstrates that Arab rulers in the Persian Gulf strove to establish their new state with close ties to Great Britain, which provided technical, military, and administrative assistance to the emirates, while also publicly embracing the popular ideologies of anti-imperialism and Arab socialism, which dominated the political discourse in the Arab world through most of the twentieth century. viii This dissertation draws on primary source materials from British and American government archives, speeches and government publications from the Arab Emirates, memoirs and a wide variety of secondary sources. These materials provide the basis for understanding the state-building process of the United Arab Emirates in the areas of pre-withdrawal development, the decision to withdraw, the problems of establishing a federal constitution, and the problems posed by the need for security in the post-withdrawal Persian Gulf.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Trucial states
dc.subject Persian Gulf
dc.subject United Arab Emirates
dc.subject UAE
dc.subject Abu Dhabi
dc.subject Dubai
dc.subject Ras al-Khaimah
dc.subject Fujairah
dc.subject Sharjah
dc.subject Um al-Qawain
dc.subject Qatar
dc.subject Bahrain
dc.title From trucial states to nation state : decolonization and the formation of the United Arab Emirates, 1952-1971
dc.date.updated 2011-09-27T17:48:24Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3717
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hopkins, Antony G.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Henry, Clement
dc.contributor.committeeMember Marcus, Abraham
dc.contributor.committeeMember Aghaie, Kamran S.
dc.description.department History
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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