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Investigating Social Capital and Political Action in the Middle East

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
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.
Title: Investigating Social Capital and Political Action in the Middle East.
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Name(s): Abdel-Wahab, Amr, Author
Morales, Waltraud, Committee Chair
Fine, Terri, Committee Member
Houghton, David, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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.
Identifier: CFE0004083 (IID), ucf:49137 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-12-01
M.A.
Sciences, Political Science
Masters
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Subject(s): Middle East -- Social Capital -- Political Action -- Arab Spring -- Islam -- Democratization -- Politics -- Trust -- Civic Engagement
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004083
Restrictions on Access: public 2011-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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