New PDF release: Democracy and Youth in the Middle East: Islam, Tribalism and

By Sulaiman al-Farsi

ISBN-10: 1780760906

ISBN-13: 9781780760902

The leaders of the oil-rich rentier states of the center East, and specifically within the Gulf, have hitherto frequently predicated their legitimacy on a tacit social agreement with their (much poorer) populations. This social agreement includes very little direct taxation, with a few type of subsidised residing. however the casualty of this tacit contract is frequently political participation, a subject matter which has come to the leading edge within the center East following the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011. right here, Sulaiman Al-Farsi appears to be like on the influence the rentier nature of the Gulf States has on political participation, concentrating on the nexus among tribe, faith and a brand new new release of younger, hugely knowledgeable electorate that's found in Oman. particularly exploring the idea that of shura (consultation), and the way nascent techniques of democracy within the perform of shura have impacted and formed the method of democratisation, Al-Farsi’s publication is essential within the exam of the political discourse surrounding democratisation throughout probably the most strategically vital, yet little understood states within the center East.

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