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The Islamic utopia : the illusion of reform in Saudi Arabia

Author: Andrew Hammond
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2012.
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Will Saudi Arabia join the democratic wave in the Middle East? Despite being surrounded by states experiencing uprisings and revolutions, Saudi Arabia appears to be a "black hole" for democracy in the Middle East - secretive, highly repressive and still propped up by the West. The Islamic Utopia uses a range of sources including first-hand reporting and recently released WikiLeaks documents to examine Saudi Arabia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hammond, Andrew, 1970-
Islamic utopia.
London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed In the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(OCoLC)788290687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hammond
ISBN: 1849647372 9781849647373 9781849647380 1849647380 9781849647397 1849647399
OCLC Number: 961614737
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages)
Contents: The religious society --
Government in the Sharia state --
The warrior king and his priests --
Segregated nation --
The illusion of reform --
Foreign policy adventurism: Iran and Palestine --
The Saudi Cordon Sanitaire in Arab media --
Controlling Mecca: in the House of God.
Responsibility: Andrew Hammond.

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Highly informed inside account of the prospects for democracy in Saudi Arabia which challenges the West's alliance with the Saudi royal family.  Read more...

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If there is anyone who can write knowledgeably and intelligently about Saudi Arabia, it is Andrew Hammond. His deep knowledge of politics and culture in the Middle East uniquely qualifies him to Read more...

 
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