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Saudi Arabia

Author : Tim Niblock
ISBN : 9781134413034
Genre : History
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Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country’s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three stages: the formative period prior to 1962; the centralization of the state and the initiation of intensive economic development between 1962 and 1979; and the re-shaping of the state over the years since 1979. Emphasis is placed on the recent period, with chapters devoted to: the economic and foreign policy problems which now confront the state the linkages between Saudi Arabia and Islamic radicalism, with the relationship/conflicts involving Al Qaeda traced through from events in Afghanistan in the 1980s the impact of 9/11 and the 2003 Gulf War the identification of major problems facing the contemporary state and their solutions. Saudi Arabia provides a unique and comprehensive understanding of this state during a crucial time. This book is essential reading for those with interests in Saudi Arabia and its role in Middle Eastern politics and on the international stage.

Saudi Arabia

Author : Tim Niblock
ISBN : 0415274192
Genre : History
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Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country's historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three stages: the formative period prior to 1962; the centralization of the state and the initiation of intensive economic development between 1962 and 1979; and the re-shaping of the state over the years since 1979. Emphasis is placed on the recent period, with chapters devoted to: the economic and foreign policy problems which now confront the state the linkages between Saudi Arabia and Islamic radicalism, with the relationship/conflicts involving Al Qaeda traced through from events in Afghanistan in the 1980s the impact of 9/11 and the 2003 Gulf War the identification of major problems facing the contemporary state and their solutions. Saudi Arabia provides a unique and comprehensive understanding of this state during a crucial time. This book is essential reading for those with interests in Saudi Arabia and its role in Middle Eastern politics and on the international stage.

Government And Politics Of The Contemporary Middle East

Author : Tareq Y. Ismael
ISBN : 9781136941399
Genre : History
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This exciting new book for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of the region, its politics and people. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns of politics with individual chapters dedicated to specific countries, the book explores current issues within an historical context. Presenting information in an accessible and inclusive format, the book offers: coverage of the historical influence of colonialism and major world powers on the shaping of the modern Middle East a detailed examination of the legacy of Islam analysis of the political and social aspects of Middle Eastern life: alienation between state and society, poverty and social inequality, ideological crises and renewal case studies on countries in the Northern Belt (Turkey and Iran); the Fertile Crescent (Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Israel and Palestine); and those West and East of the Red Sea (Egypt and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council). extensive pedagogical features, including original maps and detailed further reading sections, provide essential support for the reader. A key introductory text for students of Middle Eastern politics and history at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this book will also be a significant reference for policy-makers and any motivated reader.

The Gcc And The International Relations Of The Gulf

Author : Matteo Legrenzi
ISBN : 9780857733863
Genre : Business & Economics
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The GCC, made up of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE, is one of the most resilient sub-regional organizations in the world, and the most successful in the one in the Arab world. It has been the forum through which much internal security co-operation in this volatile sub-region has taken place, as well as the main representative for the UAE’s territorial dispute with Iran over the Aub Musa and Tunbs Islands. It also has significant potential to present an alternative form of leverage over the international oil markets. Very little is known however about how the organization really works: how decisions are actually taken, as opposed to how this process is formally constituted in its charters, and what the GCC’s real impact on member states, the Gulf and international relations is. Drawing on cutting-edge IR theoretical perspectives as well as unique first-hand access to GCC decision-makers, Matteo Legrenzi explains the mechanisms of Gulf cooperation - and its limitations - in the context of economic globalisation, diplomatic regionalisation and the rise of Iran. Combining historical context, primary source investigations and theoretical analysis, it is the first comprehensive guide to the GCC and an indispensable resource for anyone concerned with the Gulf and the Middle East.

Kollektive Identit Ten Im Nahen Und Mittleren Osten Studien Zum Verh Ltnis Von Staat Und Religion

Author : Rüdiger Robert
ISBN : 3830973942
Genre : Political Science
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Voreingenommenheiten bestimmen vielfach unser Bild vom Nahen und Mittleren Osten. Das betrifft insbesondere das Dreiecksverhältnis von Identität, Staat und Religion. Selbstbild und Fremdbild klaffen hier weit auseinander. Ängste und Pauschalisierungen gegenüber einer unzulässig mit ‚dem ́ Islam gleichgesetzten Staatenwelt sind die Folge. Identitäten und Identitätskonstruktionen im Nahen und Mittleren Osten sind indes vielfältig und komplex. Unterschiedliche Mythen, Erzählungen und Symbole, aber auch Macht und Interessen führen zu divergierenden, ja nicht selten miteinander im Konflikt stehenden Identitäten. Religion ist zwar ein identitätsbildender Faktor, er ist aber nicht der allein bestimmende. Dieser Sammelband setzt sich in 24 Beiträgen mit dem Verhältnis von transnational-universalistischen und nationalstaatlich-partikularistischen Identitätskonstruktionen im Nahen und Mittleren Osten auseinander. Er befasst sich mit der Entstehung, der Dauerhaftigkeit und dem Wandel derartiger Konstruktionen. Er ist zugleich eine Aufforderung und eine Mahnung, den Staaten des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens nicht mit pauschaler Ablehnung zu begegnen, sondern sich ihnen mit Einfühlungsvermögen zu nähern. Als Ergebnis interdisziplinärer Forschungsarbeit versucht er, dazu einen Beitrag zu leisten. Er beruht auf einem gemeinsamen Projekt der ‚Werkstatt Nahost ́ des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft und des Exzellenzclusters ‚Religion und Politik in den Kulturen der Vormoderne und der Moderne ́ der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Contemporary Saudi Arabia And The Emerging Indo Saudi Relations

Author : Gulshan Dietl
ISBN : UOM:39015081828249
Genre : India
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Saudi Arabia is a unique country at least in three specific details. One it possesses more than a quarter of the global oil reserves has been the largest oil producer for over half a century and is the only producer with a spare production capacity today. Two the holiest Islamic shrines are located in Makkah and Medina placing the country in the epicentre of the Muslim sacred space. Three it is one of the last surviving ruling monarchies and the only one that has named the country after its own family name. Saudi Arabia is worth a scrutiny. The political economic and social situation in the country its foreign policy and Indo-Saudi relations are focused in this book. The authors with different perspectives and on different Subjects have coalesced to put together a volume that is a serious and well-rounded treatment of the theme.

The Middle East

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123022530
Genre : Africa, North
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Im Rosengarten Der M Rtyrer

Author : Christopher De Bellaigue
ISBN : 3406548075
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Political Succession In The Arab World

Author : Anthony Billingsley
ISBN : 9781135182571
Genre : History
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Political succession is a key issue in the contemporary Middle East. In this new study the author examines the process and shows how respect for those in authority and tribal codes of loyalty have been far more influential in maintaining regimes than security institutions and political repression. The Arab world is faced by political turmoil and demands for reform. Many of the problems of the region are attributed to the form of leadership that dominates the area, leadership that is authoritarian and focused on regime survival rather than political change. The book highlights the ways in which family loyalties pervade political, economic and social life and how constitutions are being used to consolidate the power of ruling families in republics and monarchies. The volume explores the notion that the region’s rulers, monarchic and republican, are inclined to pass their power on to their sons, and evaluates the use they make of family and tribal networks to maintain their power. The work sees to demonstrate that despite economic and social problems, Arabs value stability and prefer an authoritarian family-based regime than government run by Islamist groups. Providing new insights into the influences on political succession in the Middle East, this work will be of great interests to scholars of Middle East studies, history and international relations.

Arab Spring And Arab Women

Author : Muhamad Olimat
ISBN : 9781317937371
Genre : Political Science
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This volume examines the role of Arab women in Arab Spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region. The book begins with an examination of the process of democratization and its impediments in the Arab World since the Second World War. It then looks at the conditions that led to the upsurge of the so-called Arab Spring. Finally, it underscores women’s role as participants, organizers, leaders, but also as victims. The main thesis of the book is that while Arab women were an integral part of the revolutionary efforts within the Arab Spring paradigm, they did not benefit from their sacrifices. Although they continue to be part of the process of change, their gains, rights and scope for participation are still limited. If the expansion of women’s participation and the scope of their rights do not seem to be a priority for revolutionary forces, women have made remarkable achievements, especially in some Arab Spring countries such as Yemen and Libya. The book includes case studies of some Arab Spring countries and other countries influenced by developments: Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. It calls on revolutionary and reformist forces to give special attention to issues related to Arab women, as they are an indispensable pillar in the process of reform, development, peace and stability in the Middle East.

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