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Izraeli, S
Politics and society in Saudi Arabia : the crucial years of development, 1960-1982 / Sarah Yizraeli
New York : Columbia University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  DS244.52 .I97 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Saudi Arabia -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Subject(s) Nation-building -- Saudi Arabia
Economic development -- Saudi Arabia
Social change -- Saudi Arabia
Subject Āl Saʻūd, House of
Physical Description xxi, 336 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-320) and index
Summary "Whether Saudi Arabia can modernize without major social and religious upheaval remains to be seen, yet Yizraeli's research tracks several key avenues the regime may follow and the possible responses of its powerful elite"--P. [2] jacket
Contents The political debate over the development issue in the 1950s and 1960s -- Contributions to Saudi development by oil, Aramco and the US government -- The ruling partnership between the House of Saʻud and the religious leadership : impact on the development process -- The royal family's development policy -- Outlines of the economic development policy -- The impact of economic development on demography -- The religious establishment reinforces its hold on society -- The struggle over education -- Trends in social stratification -- A society on the defensive

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