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Politics and society in Saudi Arabia : the crucial years of development, 1960-1982

Author: S Izraeli
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether Saudi Arabia can modernize without major social and religious upheaval remains to be seen, yet Yizraeli's research tracks several key avenues the regime may follow and the possible responses of its powerful elite"--Page [2] jacket.
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Named Person: House of Āl Saʻūd; House of Āl Saʻūd
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Izraeli
ISBN: 9780231702706 0231702701 9780231800792 0231800797
OCLC Number: 730413705
Description: xxi, 336 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The political debate over the development issue in the 1950s and 1960s --
Contributions to Saudi development by oil, Aramco and the US government --
The ruling partnership between the House of Saʻud and the religious leadership : impact on the development process --
The royal family's development policy --
Outlines of the economic development policy --
The impact of economic development on demography --
The religious establishment reinforces its hold on society --
The struggle over education --
Trends in social stratification --
A society on the defensive.
Responsibility: Sarah Yizraeli.

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"Whether Saudi Arabia can modernize without major social and religious upheaval remains to be seen, yet Yizraeli's research tracks several key avenues the regime may follow and the possible responses of its powerful elite"--Page [2] jacket.

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Sarah Yizraeli's tour de force deftly illustrates how the complex interplay between the royal family, Aramco, the United States government, and the religious establishment directly affected the Read more...

 
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