All in the Family Absolutism, Revolution, and Democracy in Middle Eastern Monarchies

ISBN-10: 0791441687

ISBN-13: 9780791441688

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Authors: Michael Herb
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List price: $33.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 5/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

Michael Herb is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. He is the author of All in the Family: Absolutism, Revolution, and Democracy in the Middle Eastern Monarchies .

Figures Tables, and Charts
Acknowledgments
A Note on Titles, Names, and Conventions
Introduction
Explanations for Revolution
Dynastic Monarchy
Rentier Income
The Educated (or New) Middle Class
Political Participation and Revolution
The Scope of the Study, Theoretic Approach, and the Cases Examined
The Emergence of Dynastic Monarchy and the Causes of Its Persistence
The Rise of the Arabian Dynasties
Norms within the Ruling Families
Marriage and Dynastic Monarchism
Consultation and the Mediation of Dynastic Rule
The Resolution of Disputes within the Dynasties
Conclusion
Arabian Society and the Emergence of the Petro-State
Ascriptive Status in Arabia
Elite Clans
The Merchants
The Rise of the Educated Middle Class
The Relative Decline of the Bedouin
Foreigners
Conclusion
The Dynasties: The Al Sabah and the Al Saud
The Al Sabah
The Al Saud
The Dynasties: The Al Thani, Al Khalifa, Al Nahayan, Al Maktum, and Al Said
The Al Thani of Qatar
The Al Khalifa of Bahrain
A Note on the Emirates
The Al Nahayan of Abu Dhabi
The Al Maktum of Dubai
The Al Said of Oman
Variations in the Capture of the Petro-States by the Dynasties
Strategies of Regime and Opposition in the Dynastic Monarchies
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Qatar
The Emirates
Oman
Conclusion
Libya and Afghanistan
Libya
Afghantistan
Conclusion
Five Nondynastic Monarchies
Egypt
Iraq
Iran
Morocco
Jordan
Conclusion
Dynastic Monarchism and the Persistence of Hereditary Rule
Dynastic Monarchy
Other Explanations
Education
Rentierism, Revolution, and Resilience
Opposition
The Composition of the Military
Tribe and Kim as Inclusionary Political Institutions
Foreign Powers
Parliaments
Statecraft
The Lessons of the Dynastic Monarchies
The Theory of the Rentier State and Constitutional Monarchy in the Middle East
The Theory of the Rentier State
When Parliamentary Liberalizations Succeed
The Flexibility of Monarchial Institutions in Accommodating Democratic Compromises
The Absolutisms and Western Policy
Monarchy and Political Development
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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