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The Resource Democracy and youth in the Middle East : Islam, tribalism and the rentier state in Oman, Sulaiman H. Al-Farsi

Democracy and youth in the Middle East : Islam, tribalism and the rentier state in Oman, Sulaiman H. Al-Farsi

Label
Democracy and youth in the Middle East : Islam, tribalism and the rentier state in Oman
Title
Democracy and youth in the Middle East
Title remainder
Islam, tribalism and the rentier state in Oman
Statement of responsibility
Sulaiman H. Al-Farsi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The leaders of the oil-rich rentier states of the Middle East, and in particular in the Gulf, have hitherto often predicated their legitimacy on a tacit social contract with their (much poorer) populations. This social contract consists of little or no direct taxation, with some sort of subsidised living. But the casualty of this tacit agreement is often political participation, an issue which has come to the forefront in the Middle East following the 'Arab Spring' of 2011. Here, Sulaiman Al-Farsi looks at the impact the rentier nature of the Gulf States has on political participation, focusing on the nexus between tribe, religion and a new generation of young, highly educated citizens that is present in Oman. Specifically exploring the concept of shura (consultation), and how nascent concepts of democracy in the practice of shura have impacted and shaped the process of democratisation, Al-Farsi's book is vital in the examination of the political discourse surrounding democratisation across one of the most strategically important, but little understood states in the Middle East."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Farsi, Sulaiman H
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1843.A91
LC item number
A44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern Middle East studies
Series volume
126
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Young adults
  • Suffrage
  • Islam and politics
  • Democracy
  • Islam and politics
  • Political participation
  • Suffrage
  • Oman
  • Islam
  • Jugend
  • Soziale Situation
  • Demokratie
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Shūrā
  • Oman
Label
Democracy and youth in the Middle East : Islam, tribalism and the rentier state in Oman, Sulaiman H. Al-Farsi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The context of democratisation in the Arab world -- The Omani context -- The 'top-down' model: Challenges to its success -- The traditional model: Theology of Ibadism and modernity -- The 'bottom-up' model: Ambitions and challenges -- Conclusion
Control code
819520942
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 265 p.
Isbn
9781780760902
Lccn
2013443784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)819520942
Label
Democracy and youth in the Middle East : Islam, tribalism and the rentier state in Oman, Sulaiman H. Al-Farsi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The context of democratisation in the Arab world -- The Omani context -- The 'top-down' model: Challenges to its success -- The traditional model: Theology of Ibadism and modernity -- The 'bottom-up' model: Ambitions and challenges -- Conclusion
Control code
819520942
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 265 p.
Isbn
9781780760902
Lccn
2013443784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)819520942

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