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The paradoxical kingdom : Saudi Arabia and the momentum of reform

Author: Daryl Champion
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: The major player in the OPEC international oil industry cartel, Saudi Arabia is also the homeland of the Prophet Muhammad and the center of the Muslim world with the most sacred Islamic sites located in and around the cities of Mecca and Madina. To the non-Saudi, the kingdom appears remarkably calm and stable, at least by the standards of the Middle East. But the rise of a new type of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daryl Champion
ISBN: 0231128142 9780231128148 0231128150 9780231128155
OCLC Number: 50064509
Description: xxii, 392 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: 2. The Founding of Modern Saudi Arabia: State and Society 20 --
3. The Oil Boom and Modernisation: the Rise of asabiyya Capitalism and Social Stress 76 --
4. The Restructuring of an Oil State: the Challenges of Economic Reform and Socio-economic Change in the Era of Globalisation 141 --
5. Instability within Stability: Domestic Political Opposition and Regime Responses 216.
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Develops five interrelated themes, exploring the cross currents of religion, tradition, domestic and global economics, politics, and state power in Saudi Arabia. This book shows how a great deal of  Read more...

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Deserves a round of applause. -- Arnold Beichman Washington Times In this detailed, informative, and well-researched study, Champion focuses on the challenges Saudi Arabia faces both at home and Read more...

 
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