Chapter 13: Social awakening in the Arabian Peninsula: the oil monarchies adapt

Dazi-Héni, Fatiha
January 2007
State of Resistance: Popular Struggles in the Global South;2007, p87
Book Chapter
Chapter 16 of the book "State of Resistance: Popular Struggles in the Global South" is presented. It reflects on the dynamics set by authoritarian regimes of the Arab Peninsula to adapt themselves to the growing demands from their societies. It emphasizes the increase in the calls for democratization and transparent governance in the Arab region after the Kuwait war in 1991. The author states that the authoritarian tactics will give way to bargaining and negotiation in order to include other social groups that will co-exist with the royal families.


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