Political Reform in Bahrain: Institutional Transformation, Identity Conflict and Democracy (Hardback) book cover

Political Reform in Bahrain

Institutional Transformation, Identity Conflict and Democracy

By Katja Niethammer

© 2011 – Routledge

224 pages

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Hardback: 9780415559140
pub: 2017-07-01

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About the Book

This book examines the current political situation in Bahrain and in particular the process of reform that has taken place in recent years. It explores both the roles of the ruling elites as well as opposition actors and shows the major influence of identity politics in this important Gulf state.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Context 1. The Locale 2. Years Preceding the Reforms Part 2: Reforms, Actors and Processes 3. Institutions and Laws 4. Actors and their Outlooks 5. Forms, Places, and Debates in Interaction Part 3: Conclusion

About the Author

Katja Niethammer is Post-Doc Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

About the Series

History and Society in the Islamic World

Contemporary events in the Islamic world dominate the headlines and emphasise the crises of the Middle East and North Africa, yet the Islamic World is far larger and more varied than we realise. Current affairs there too mask the underlying trends and values that have, over time, created a fascinating and complex world. This new series is intended to reveal that other Islamic reality by looking at its history and society over the ages, as well as at the contemporary scene. It will also reach far further afield, bringing in Central Asia and the Far East as part of a cultural space sharing common values and beliefs but manifesting a vast diversity of experience and social order.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies