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Author Rugh, Andrea B.

Title The political culture of leadership in the United Arab Emirates / Andrea B. Rugh
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The Economic and Political Context -- The Cultural Context -- Early Leaders of Abu Dhabi -- Zaid the Great and Consolidation of Abu Dhabi -- The Bani Sultan and the Transformation of Abu Dhabi -- The Maktums (Al Bu Falasa) and the Development of Dubai -- Sharja and Ras al Khaima During Early Qawasim Rule -- Sharja and Ras al Khaima Separate under Qawasim Rule -- Preserving Ajman Independence under Al Bu Khuraiban -- Um al Qaiwain?s Survival under the Mualla -- The Sharkiyin and Pursuit of Fujairan Independence -- The Political Culture of Leadership
Summary The book describes the impact of cultural perceptions on rulers? behaviors in the United Arab Emirates, once the Trucial States. Despite differences in size, economic resources, and external political pressures, the seven emirates' rulers utilized very similar cultural expectations to gain the support of others. The author describes what has generally been only touched upon before--the significant but largely?invisible? roles women and marriage play in the political process of tribal societies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Leadership -- United Arab Emirates -- History.
Political culture -- United Arab Emirates -- History.
Tribal government -- United Arab Emirates -- History.
United Arab Emirates -- History.
United Arab Emirates -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230603491 (electronic bk.)
9780230603493 (electronic bk.)
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