A History of Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

A History of Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

by Madawi al-Rasheed
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052176128X

ISBN-13: 9780521761284

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This updated edition analyses the challenges, both internal and external, facing Saudi Arabia in the twenty-first century. Two new chapters discuss the political, economic and social developments in the aftermath of 9/11, painting a vivid picture of a country shocked by terrorism and condemned by the international community. Madawi Al-Rasheed reveals that

Overview

This updated edition analyses the challenges, both internal and external, facing Saudi Arabia in the twenty-first century. Two new chapters discuss the political, economic and social developments in the aftermath of 9/11, painting a vivid picture of a country shocked by terrorism and condemned by the international community. Madawi Al-Rasheed reveals that fragmentation of royal politics, a failing economy and fermenting Islamist dissent posed serious threats to state and society in 2001. She assesses the consequent state reforms introduced under pressure of terrorism, international scrutiny and a social mobilisation of men, women and minorities struggling to shape their future against a background of repression and authoritarian rule. While Saudi Arabia is still far from establishing a fourth state, there are signs that the people are ready for a serious change that will lead them to a state of institutions rather than princes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521761284
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Society and politics, 1744–1818 and 1824–91; 2. The emerging state, 1902–32; 3. Control and loyalty, 1932–53; 4. The politics of dissent, 1953–73; 5. From affluence to austerity, 1973–90; 6. The Gulf War and its aftermath, 1990–2000; 7. Narratives of the state, narratives of the people; 8. The challenges of a new era; 9. Modernising authoritarian rule.

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