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Political reform and its impacts on political stability : a case study of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the period from 1990 to 2010

Sukkar, Atif Abdullah (2010) Political reform and its impacts on political stability : a case study of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the period from 1990 to 2010. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This research investigates the process of political reform in Saudi Arabia. Central to the study is an examination of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia‘s constitutional reforms implemented between 1990 and 2010, focusing on the Consultative Council (Majlis al-shūrā) and municipal councils as case studies. The research analyses the objectives, values and concerns that have informed the Kingdom‘s policies of political reform. Also, the study examines the extent to which Saudi Government reforms have responded to internal and external pressures for more far reaching reform and democratization. The study investigates how the events of the 1990-1991 Gulf War, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Global Financial Crisis have influenced the direction of the Saudi Government‘s political reforms. Furthermore, the study examines how the Saudi Government dealt with various key stakeholders, co-opting some and excluding others from the reform process.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: political reform, political stability, constitution, constitutional reform, institutional reform, terrorism, Gulf War, Global Financial Crisis, GFC, democracy, radical Islam, Consultative Council, Majlis al-shūrā,municipal councils, local councils, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 04:12
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:52
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17748
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