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Author Freer, Courtney Jean, 1986- author.

Title Rentier Islamism : the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gulf monarchies / Courtney Freer
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 281 pages)
Contents Uncharted territory: political Islam and Rentier states -- Origins -- No taxation, no representation: political opposition in Rentier states and the origins of Muslim Brotherhood movements in the Gulf -- Systems of governance and politics of opposition in the super-Rentiers -- Rise and fall -- Education and influence: origins of Rentier Islamism -- Politicians or preachers: the development of Rentier Islamist agendas in a post-Arab nationalist era -- Modern Rentier Islamism -- Rentier Islamism after Pan-Arabism -- Challenges and opposition in the 21st century -- Rentier Islamism: explaining Ikhwan politics in the super-Rentiers
Summary While scholars have long looked at the role of political Islam in the Middle East, it has been assumed that domestic politics in the wealthy monarchical states of the Arabian Gulf, so-called ""rentier states"" where taxes are very low and oil wealth subsidizes the needs of citizens, are largely unaffected by such movements. Using contemporary history and original empirical research, Courtney Freer updates traditional rentier state theory and argues that political Islam serves as a prominent voice and tool to promote more strictly political, and often populist or reformist, views supported by m
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 26, 2018)
Subject Ikhwān al-Muslimūn.
Ikhwān al-Muslimūn -- Influence
Ikhwān al-Muslimūn.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Economic history.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Persian Gulf Region -- Economic conditions
Persian Gulf Region.
Middle East -- Persian Gulf Region.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018002937
ISBN 9780190862008
0190862009
9780190862022
0190862025