TITLE

SEEDS OF CHANGE: COMPARING STATE-RELIGION RELATIONS IN QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA

AUTHOR(S)
Baskan, Birol; Wright, Steven
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Arab Studies Quarterly;Spring2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a comparative examination of the religion and state dynamics of Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Details are given describing the characteristics of both states, noting their drastic divergences in state-religion relations despite sharing close geographical and historical similarities. A historical overview of both nations in regards to religious policy is given, beginning from the rise of the Wahhabi tradition in the 18th century to the present. Discussion is also offered mapping the contemporary emergence of an ulama social class in Qatar.
ACCESSION #
62826308

 

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