The Politics of Arab Monarchies
Legacy, Survival and Reform
Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages
A number of monarchies remain in the Middle East, despite their seeming anachronism. Examining various states from the Gulf to Morocco, this book focuses on the regimes’ institutional flexibility, careful management of support coalitions, opponents and publics.
Introduction Part 1: Legacies of Regime-led State Building 1. Pre-Colonial Legacies 2. Colonial State and Regime Making 3. Independence, State Building and Arab Nationalism 4. Oil and the Expansion of the State 5. International Change and Domestic Stability 6. Contemporary Challenges of International and Domestic Discontent Part 2: Contemporary Politics and Societies in Arab Monarchies 7. Monarchical Structure 8. Executives versus Legislatures 9. Social Pluralism and Political Control 10. The Publics of Arab Monarchies: Divisions and Demands 11. Conclusions