Arab Spring, 2010-, Democracy -- Middle East, Middle East -- Politics and government, Political participation -- Middle East, Social capital (Sociology) -- Middle East, Trust -- Middle East
This study addresses the relationship between social capital and political action in the Middle East. The research uncovers indicators of how social capital correlates with democratic action. Using data from the 2005 World Values Survey, the examination centers on indicators of trust and membership in civic organizations and how they relate to political action in the region. The paper concludes with discussion of how trust-building and reciprocity can be interpreted within the political context of the Middle East, and how the relevance of social capital will be an unavoidable consideration in the transition away from autocracy in the region, especially when considering recent events.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
Political Science; International Studies Track
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences, Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
Abdel-Wahab, Amr, "Investigating Social Capital And Political Action In The Middle East" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1816.