Show simple item record

Author Wright, Stevenen_US
Available date 2011-10-18T07:30:22Zen_US
Publication Date 2008en_US
Publication Name CIRS Occasional Papers
Citation Wright, S. (2008). Fixing the Kingdom : Political Evolution and Socio-Economic Challenges in Bahrain. Center for International and Regional Studies.en_US
ISSN 2072-5957en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10759en_US
Abstract Bahrain has entered into a more ‘progressive’ phase of its history under King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Various parliamentary and legislative restructuring, in addition to discernable changes within civil society, have taken place. Yet genuine socio-economic challenges remain on the horizon, which may pose risks to the political order. The reforms were driven by a recognition that far reaching political and economic changes were needed in order to combat the risk of a return to the widespread riots that Bahrain was plagued with during the late 1990s. The focus of this study is to show that internal power politics within Bahrain’s ruling elite largely explain the manner in which the reforms have been implemented in the initial years of King Hamad’s reign. A key aspect of this was a desire by the King to enhance his autonomy vis-à-vis the Prime Minister through a populist mandate. This study also surveys key social and political developments in Bahrain and illustrates some of the important challenges which remain within the Kingdom.en_US
Sponsor Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qataren_US
Language enen_US
Publisher Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qataren_US
Subject Bahrainen_US
Subject Political reformen_US
Subject Power politicsen_US
Subject Legitimacyen_US
Subject Constitutional reformen_US
Subject Geopoliticsen_US
Subject Politicians and political leadershipen_US
Subject Constitutional monarchyen_US
Subject Political violenceen_US
Title Fixing the Kingdom: Political Evolution and Socio-Economic Challenges in Bahrainen_US
Type Articleen_US


Files in this item

Icon

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record