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From Political Enterprise to the Modern State

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Chapter explains how the State evolved from being merely a type of political enterprise to the institution it is today. In its origins, the State is nothing more than a coalition of powerful men ... More


Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Aziz al-Azmeh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a study of secularisation and secularism in the Arab World, between middle of the nineteenth century and the end of the twentieth. It approaches the its subject in the modern ... More


Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Stephen W. Sawyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For democratic states, the first part of the twenty-first century brought about an increase of surveillance and a re-emphasis on armed conflict coupled with a neoliberal distance from the concerns of ... More


Modern Sovereign State Building in the Gulf: From the 1950s to the 1970s

Birol Baskan

in The Politics of Islam: The Muslim Brothers and the State in the Arab Gulf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474490245
eISBN:
9781399509190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474490245.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the first phase of modern state building in the Gulf, which lasted from the 1950s to the 1970s. The chapter first examines Gulf rulers’ state building efforts in the pre-oil ... More


Introduction

Birol Baskan

in The Politics of Islam: The Muslim Brothers and the State in the Arab Gulf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474490245
eISBN:
9781399509190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474490245.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the main objective of the book and summarizes its main finding: that is, state religiosity has little impact on whether Islamism generates opposition in a country or not. The ... More


Democratic Ends of State

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This conclusion summarizes the problems of democratic governance that were confronted by the French in the mid-19th century. The chapter notes that the French understood democracy to be as social as ... More


Conclusion

Birol Baskan

in The Politics of Islam: The Muslim Brothers and the State in the Arab Gulf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474490245
eISBN:
9781399509190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474490245.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses how the experience of five Gulf States exemplifies the changes that take place in state-religion relations over the course of what scholars call modern state building. This ... More


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