The Political Culture Of Leadership In The United Arab Emirates / Edition 1

The Political Culture Of Leadership In The United Arab Emirates / Edition 1

by Andrea B. Rugh
     
 

The book describes the impact of cultural perceptions on rulers' behaviors in the United Arab Emirates, once the Trucial States. Despite differences in size, economic resources, and external political pressures, the seven emirates' rulers utilized very similar cultural expectations to gain the support of others. The author describes what has generally been only

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Overview

The book describes the impact of cultural perceptions on rulers' behaviors in the United Arab Emirates, once the Trucial States. Despite differences in size, economic resources, and external political pressures, the seven emirates' rulers utilized very similar cultural expectations to gain the support of others. The author describes what has generally been only touched upon before—the significant but largely "invisible" roles women and marriage play in the political process of tribal societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977854
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

The Economic and Political Context
• The Cultural Context
• Early Leaders of Abu Dhabi
• Zaid the Great and Consolidation of Abu Dhabi
• The Bani Sultan and the Transformation of Abu Dhabi
• The Maktums (Al Bu Falasa) and the Development of Dubai
• Sharja and Ras al Khaima During Early Qawasim Rule
• Sharja and Ras al Khaima Separate under Qawasim Rule
• Preserving Ajman Independence under Al Bu Khuraiban
• Um al Qaiwain's Survival under the Mualla
• The Sharkiyin and Pursuit of Fujairan Independence
• The Political Culture of Leadership

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