Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs by Paul AartsSaudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs by Paul Aarts

Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs

EditorPaul Aarts

Paperback | September 1, 2007

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Saudi Arabia in the Balance brings together today’s leading scholars in the field to investigate the domestic, regional, and international affairs of a Kingdom whose policies have so far eluded the outside world. With the passing of King Fahd and the installation of King Abdullah, a contemporary understanding of Saudi Arabia is essential as the Kingdom enters a new era of leadership and particularly when many Saudis themselves are increasingly debating, and actively shaping, the future direction of domestic and foreign affairs.

Each of the essays, framed in the aftermath of 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, offers a systematic perspective into the country’s political and economic realities as well as the tension between its regional and global roles. Important topics covered include U.S. and Saudi relations; Saudi oil policy; the Islamist threat to the monarchy regime; educational opportunities; the domestic rise of liberal opposition; economic reform; the role of the royal family; and the country's foreign relations in a changing international world.

Contributors: Paul Aarts, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Rachel Bronson, Iris Glosemeyer, Steffen Hertog, Yossi Kostiner, Stéphane Lacroix, Giacomo Luciani, Monica Malik, Roel Meijer, Tim Niblock, Gerd Nonneman, Michaela Prokop, Abdulaziz Sager, Guido Steinberg

Title:Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign AffairsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814707181

ISBN - 13:9780814707180

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“Aarts and Nonneman have organized the essays to complement one another in tone and content and to highlight both empirical and theoretical approaches.”
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