Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era: Regime and Elites; Conflict and Collaboration

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Saudi Arabia has undergone a rapid social and economic transformation. When Ibn Saud declared the nation a unified kingdom in 1932, the majority of its population was nomadic and lived in a state of poverty or semi-poverty. Now the processes of modernisation, financed by the exploitation of the country's vast oil reserves, have produced a prosperous and predominantly urban population. However, this social change has not been without its tensions; the emergence of a rising middle class has called into question the monopoly ...

Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era: Regime and Elites; Conflict and Collaboration 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138846333

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Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era: Regime and Elites; Conflict and Collaboration 1988, Westview Press, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9780813306438

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