Keywords

Arab Spring, 2010-, Democracy -- Middle East, Middle East -- Politics and government, Political participation -- Middle East, Social capital (Sociology) -- Middle East, Trust -- Middle East

Abstract

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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Graduation Date

2011

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Morales, Waltraud

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Political Science

Degree Program

Political Science; International Studies Track

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0004083

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0004083

Language

English

Release Date

December 2011

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences, Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic

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