The Saudi Arabian monarchy : traditional leadership building a modern state

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dc.contributor.advisor Chang, Teh-Kuang, 1925- en_US
dc.contributor.author Ghahtani, Ismail Salih, 1945- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-su--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:17Z
dc.date.created 1974 en_US
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1974 .G5 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180927
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the process that has transformed Saudi Arabia from a loose tribeal community into a centralized urban society. This process was accomplished under the traditional political leadership if the House of Saud, which imposed a framework for national integration by setting the limits on the boundaries of the nation. Out of conviction and necessity the Sauds decided that the system inherited from the past eras out of date and that a change to modern policies was necessary. Reforms were launched but within the existing framework of political and religious ligitamacy.In addition, the thesis has discussed the impact of petroleum development on all sectors of the Saudi society, as well as a general growth, on the evolution of development planning machinery, or. settlement of nomads, on improvement in the provision of social welfare and education. Despite the huge capital surplus from oil production, the thesis finds major problems which continue to confront the Saudi leadership-- traditional constraints and manpower constraints. The thesis' findings confirm that the social and institutional constraints inherited from the past are far more powerful limitations to modernization and development than has been generally realized.
dc.format.extent vi, 159 leaves : maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Saudi Arabia -- Politics and government. en_US
dc.title The Saudi Arabian monarchy : traditional leadership building a modern state en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415400 en_US


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