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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: C-04
Basis of the Survival of Arab Monarchies


This research project attempts to reveal the mechanism behind the regime stability of Arab Monarchies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, and Morocco), which have remained stable in the region even following the large political uprisings in other Arab countries that have occurred since 2011. Focusing on the various channels connecting the public and monarch, we examine the institutions which allow proactive public participation within the framework of the monarchy, and we then highlight the raison d'etre of the monarchy. Through this project, we intend to present a new, independent variable for the analysis of the stability of the Arab monarchies.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] ISHIGURO Hirotake
[ Co-researchers ] NISHIKIDA Aiko (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
[ Co-researchers ] HORINUKI Koji (Research Fellow, JIME Center, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
[ Co-researchers ] SHIRATANI Nozomi (Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University)
[ Co-researchers ] MURAKAMI Takuya (Research Fellow, Middle East Institute of Japan)


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