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FY 2007/2008 Research Topic: 4-26
Political Systems under Social Transformation in the Gulf and Arabian Oil Producing Countries


The Gulf countries and Yemen have unusual political systems including absolute monarchies and Islamic republics. Their political systems have remained almost unchanged since the 1980s, though they have experienced many political events.

However, the social transformation that took place in the course of economic development is exerting a deep influence on the political systems of those countries. In our research project, we will study social transformation in the Gulf countries and its influence on the political system and political situation, analyzing cases from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen and other Gulf countries.


FUKUDA Sadashi

Members of the Research Project

FUKUDA Sadashi
SUZUKI Hitoshi
MATSUMOTO Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Daito Bunka University)
SATO Hidenobu (Staff, Ministry of Justice)
MIZUSHIMA Takio (Professor, Tokushima University)