King Faisal And The Modernisation Of Saudi Arabia: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

King Faisal And The Modernisation Of Saudi Arabia

1st Edition

By Willard A. Beling


254 pages

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 The late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz was born in Riyadh in 1905/6, several years after his father Abdulaziz Ibn Saud had recaptured it from Ibn Rashid. In 1964 he became king of Saudi Arabia, famous for harbouring twenty five percent of the world's oil reserves and hailed as the most powerful Arab ruler in centuries. In 1975, his nephew shot him i

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Creation of the Saudi State -- The Saudi Monarchy -- Saudi Arabia in the Context of Political Development Theory -- King Faisal and the First Five Year Development Plan -- The Modernisation Process -- The Modernisation of the Saudi Bureaucracy -- Development of the Eastern Province: A Case Study of Al-Hasa Oasis -- The US-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Co-Operation -- Social Change and Traditional Islam -- The Practice of Law in Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Mass Media and Society in the Faisal Era -- The Changing Role of Women -- The Islamic Foundations of Saudi Foreign Policy -- King Faisal's World View -- King Faisal and Pan-Islamism -- Saudi Oil Policy During King Faisal's Era -- The Saudi-American Relationship and King Faisal

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies