STORIES OF DEMOCRACY: POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN CONTEMPORARY KUWAIT.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Review

STORIES OF DEMOCRACY POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN CONTEMPORARY KUWAIT By Mary Ann Tetreault published by COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS ISBN 0 231 11489 3

A sophisticated investigation of the shifting tides of democratic governance in modern Kuwait from 1921 to the present, based on interviews both with political activists and members of the political elite, this book sheds light on a wide array of issues concerning Middle Eastern politics and democratic institutions in general. Mary Ann Tetreault explores how various political factions have sought to advance their own notions of Kuwaiti history and politics through distinctive popular appeals: pro-democracy forces focusing on Kuwait's relationship to the universal values of the democratic...

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