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When development threatens royal legitimacy

Weinstein, Adam (2016) When development threatens royal legitimacy. International Growth Centre Blog (20 Sep 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

In the last year, an increasing number of news reports suggested that Saudi Arabia is in a financial bind. Scholarships for foreign study have been cut and government handouts lowered. Increasingly, the Kingdom is looking to diversify its economy and modernise its business sector. But is real development possible within a Saudi political system in which the Royal Family’s legitimacy is largely rooted in maintaining the status quo? An examination of Saudi Arabia’s Shi’a-majority Eastern Province provides some insight into that question.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 16:14
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 07:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81711

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