Diederick J. Vandewalle

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Government


Silsby, Room 232
HB 6108




  • B.A. Southwest State University
  • M.I.A. Columbia University
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • M. Phil. Columbia University
  • Ph.D. Columbia University

Selected Publications

  • A History of Modern Libya, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  • “Social Contracts, Institutional Development and Economic Growth and Reform in Middle East Oil Exporters,” background paper for Tarik Yousef, The Employment Challenge in the 21st Century: From Labor Force Growth to Job Creation , (Summer 2004).

  • “Education, Citizenship, and Development: The United Arab Emirates,” Arabian Society for Human Resources Management , (Summer 2002).

  • “Educational Policies and State-building in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf” in Proceedings of the International Conference , Men’s Higher Colleges of Education, (2001).

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Works In Progress

“Oil, Monarchies and Development: The Politics of Economic Reform in the Arab Gulf”