Politics and Opposition in Kuwait: Continuity and Change

  title={Politics and Opposition in Kuwait: Continuity and Change},
  author={Kristian Coates Ulrichsen},
  journal={Journal of Arabian Studies},
  pages={214 - 230}
  • Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
  • Published 2014
  • Journal of Arabian Studies
  • Abstract This article examines the post-2006 political instability in Kuwait in light of the historical processes of political development in the emirate. It illustrates how recurring patterns of political contestation have resulted in a hybrid system divided uneasily between an elected assembly and an appointed government. The article identifies the tensions in Kuwait's political system resulting from the steady rise in the bar of political opposition over the past decade as well as mounting… CONTINUE READING


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