A History of Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

A History of Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

by Madawi al-Rasheed
     
 

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

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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

List of illustrations

List of tables

Chronology

Glossary

Map 1 Saudi Arabia, main regions and cities

Map 2 Saudi Arabia, main tribes

Introduction 1

1 Society and politics, 1744-1818 and 1824-1891 13

2 The emerging state, 1902-1932 37

3 Control and loyalty, 1932-1953 69

4 The politics of dissent, 1953-1973 102

5 From affluence to austerity, 1973-1990 130

6 The Gulf War and its aftermath, 1990-2000 158

7 Narratives of the state, narratives of the people 182

8 The challenges of a new era 211

9 Modernising authoritarian rule 242

Conclusion 275

App. I Al Sa'ud rulers in Dir'iyyah (1744-1818) 278

App. II Al Sa'ud rulers in Riyadh (1824-1891) 279

App. III Ibn Sa'ud's sons (1900-1953) 280

Notes 281

Bibliography 291

Index 306

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