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The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option
The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option

By Madawi Al-Rasheed Friday, 13 January 2012 22:28 Saudi Arabia’s response to the ‘Arab spring’ has been an attempt to co-opt movements for change in a bid to maintain the status quo. Madawi Al-Rasheed talks to Deniz Kandiyoti about the contradictions of a ruling elite that promotes a conservative Islam, that threatens women’s existing rights abroad – […]

The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option
The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option

By Madawi Al-Rasheed Friday, 13 January 2012 22:28 Saudi Arabia’s response to the ‘Arab spring’ has been an attempt to co-opt movements for change in a bid to maintain the status quo. Madawi Al-Rasheed talks to Deniz Kandiyoti about the contradictions of a ruling elite that promotes a conservative Islam, that threatens women’s existing rights abroad – […]