Saudi Arabia and the Path to Political Change: National Dialogue and Civil Society

Saudi Arabia and the Path to Political Change: National Dialogue and Civil Society

by Mark Thompson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780766713
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/27/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Thompson completed his Ph.D in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter, UK. He is Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Transition from a Patrimonial State to a Hegemonic State
2. State and Society: Key State Actors, Non-State Actors and Constituencies
3. The Genesis of the King Abdullah Center for National Dialogue
4. Saudi National Dialogue and Saudi Constituencies I: Dominant Ideology, Political Space and Religious Minorities
5. Saudi National Dialogue and Saudi Constituencies II: Kacnd and Societal Constituencies
6. Indirect Consequences of the Saudi National Dialogue
Conclusion: an Instituionalised form of Expression of Opinion

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