Chapters / Articles

Book chapter contributions and journal articles (academic):

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Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Muhammad bin Salman Al-Saud (a.k.a. “MBS”)’ in Klaus Larres (ed.), Dictators and Autocrats (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021) forthcoming

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The United Arab Emirates: Evolving Authoritarian Tools’ in Francesco Cavatorta, Merouan Mekouar, and Ozgun Topak (eds.), New Forms of Authoritarian Control in the MENA Region (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021) forthcoming

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘US University Campuses in the Gulf Monarchies’ in Hicham Alaoui and Robert Springborg (eds.), The Political Economy of Education in the Arab World (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Press, 2021)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Saudi Arabia’s Intelligence Service: Origins, Functions, and Complexities’ in Bob de Graaff (ed.), Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East: A Comprehensive Reference (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Press, 2020)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Arab Spring and the Gulf Monarchies’ in Raymond Hinnebusch and Jasmine Gani (eds.), The Routledge Handbook to the Middle East and North Africa State and States System (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The UAE, Qatar, and the Question of Political Islam’ in Andreas Krieg (ed.), Divided Gulf: The Anatomy of a Crisis (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Syria and Imperialist Intervention, Past and Present’ in Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope (eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2019)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Saudi Arabia’s New Politics: Motives, Risks, and the Rule of Law’ in Orient, Vol. 59, No. 2, 2018

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Why was Muammar Qadhafi really removed?’ in Middle East Policy, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2017

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Arab Spring’s Impact on the Persian Gulf Monarchies’ in Uzi Rabi and Abdelilah Bouasria (eds.), Lost in Translation: New Paradigms for the Arab Spring (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Expatriates and the Gulf Monarchies: Politics, Security, and the Arab Spring’ in Asian Affairs, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2014

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Gulf Monarchies and Pacific Asia: Towards Interdependency?’ in Nele Lenze and Charlotte Schriwer (eds.), Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Arab Sunset’ in Foreign Affairs, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2013

Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Christopher M. Davidson, Alan Sentini, Nabil Sultan, and David Weir, ‘E-Learning in the Arab Gulf: Responding to the Changing World of Education’ in Mohamed Ramady (ed.), The GCC Economies: Stepping Up to Future Challenges (London: Springer, 2012)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Government in the United Arab Emirates: Progress and Pathologies’ in Abbas Kadhim (ed.), Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Gulf-Pacific Asia Linkages in the Twenty-First Century: A Marriage of Convenience?’ in David Held and Kristian Ulrichsen (eds.), The Transformation of the Gulf: Politics, Economics and the Global Order (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Dubai’s Diversification: From Boom to Bust’ in Orient, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2011

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Higher Education in the Gulf States: From Traditional to Modern’ in Nabil Sultan, David Weir, and Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub (eds.), The New Post-Oil Arab Gulf: Managing People and Wealth (London: Saqi Books, 2011)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Introduction’ in Christopher M. Davidson (ed.), Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies (London: Hurst & Co. / New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The United Arab Emirates’ in Christopher M. Davidson (ed.), Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies (London: Hurst & Co. / New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Gulf Arab States and Asia Pacific: Geo-Economics and Interdependency’ in Matteo Legrenzi and Bessma Momani (eds.), Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Abu Dhabi’s Global Economy: Integration and Innovation’ in Encounters, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Dubai and the United Arab Emirates: Domestic and International Threats’ in Matteo Legrenzi (ed.), Security in the Gulf: Historical Legacies and Future Prospects (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘From Traditional to Formal Education in the Lower Arabian Gulf, 1820–1971’ in Tahir Abbas (ed.), Islam and Education (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Higher Education Sector in the Gulf: History, Pathologies, and Progress’ in Christian Koch and Leif Stenberg (eds.), The EU and the GCC: Challenges and Prospects under the Swedish EU Presidency (Geneva: Gulf Research Center, 2010)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Abu Dhabi’s New Economy: Oil, Investment and Domestic Development’ in Middle East Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Dubai and the United Arab Emirates: Security Threats’ in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2009

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The United Arab Emirates: Prospects for Political Reform’ in Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2009

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Dubai: Foreclosure of a Dream’ in Middle East Report, No. 251 (summer), 2009

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The United Arab Emirates: Economy First, Politics Second’ in Joshua Teitelbaum (ed.), Political Liberalization in the Persian Gulf (London: Hurst & Co. / New York: Columbia University Press, 2009)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Dubai: The Security Dimensions of the Region’s Premier Free Port’ in Middle East Policy, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2008

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘From Traditional to Formal Education in the Lower Arabian Gulf, 1820-1971’ in History of Education, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2008

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Diversification in Abu Dhabi and Dubai: The Impact on National Identity and the Ruling Bargain’ in Alanoud Alsharekh and Robert Springborg (eds.), Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States (London: Saqi Books, 2008)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Higher Education in the Gulf: An Historical Background’ in Christopher M. Davidson and Peter Mackenzie-Smith (eds.), Higher Education in the Gulf States: Shaping Economies, Politics and Cultures (London: Saqi Books, 2008)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Impact of Economic Reform on Dubai’ in Anoushivaran Ehteshami and Steven Wright (eds.), Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies (Reading: Ithaca Press, 2008)

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘Arab Nationalism and British opposition in Dubai, 1920-66’ in Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 43, No. 6, 2007

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘The Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai: Contrasting Roles in the International System’ in Asian Affairs, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2007

Christopher M. Davidson, ‘After Shaikh Zayed: The Politics of Succession in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates’ in Middle East Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2006