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The politics of sectarianism in the Gulf

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Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, 2003-2011
Abstract:

This thesis explores Shi’a-Sunni relations in Gulf politics during a period of regional upheaval, starting with the 2003 invasion of Iraq through the Arab revolts of early 2011. It seeks to understand the conditions under which sectarian distinctions become a prominent feature of the Gulf political landscape, focusing on the three Gulf countries that have been affected most by sectarian tensions: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:6503

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