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Democracy and Youth in the Middle East

Islam, Tribalism and the Rentier State in Oman

Democracy and Youth in the Middle East( )
Author: Al-Farsi, Sulaiman
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $120.00
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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 subsidized 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,...
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