The Resource Democracy and Youth in the Middle East : Islam, Tribalism and the Rentier State in Oman, Sulaiman al-Farsi

Democracy and Youth in the Middle East : Islam, Tribalism and the Rentier State in Oman, Sulaiman 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 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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.95353
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1843.A91
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern Middle East studies
Series volume
v. 126
Label
Democracy and Youth in the Middle East : Islam, Tribalism and the Rentier State in Oman, Sulaiman al-Farsi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
ocn851077045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857733702
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b30510119
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851077045
  • pebcs0857722190

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