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Description - Civil Society in Yemen by Sheila Carapico

Sheila Carapico's book on civic participation in modern Yemen makes an authoritative, pathbreaking contribution to the study of political culture in the Arabian peninsula. Relying on in-depth documentary and field research, the author traces the political dynamics of the last fifty years, that culminated in Yemeni unification, focusing on efforts to develop the political, economic, and social structures of a modern, democratic government. Her wide-ranging analysis of the legal, institutional, and financial aspects of state building and of popular dimensions of political liberalization, protest, and participation challenge the stereotypical view of conservative Arab Muslim society. The political economy approach to the study which reveals a surprising degree of 'activism in Arabia' also helps to interpret the nature of civil society from a broad theoretical perspective. This is an important book which promises to become the definitive work on twentieth-century Yemen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521590983
ISBN-10: 0521590981
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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