Chapter 25. Civil Society in the Middle East

  1. Youssef M. Choueiri
  1. Tim Niblock

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch26

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

How to Cite

Niblock, T. (2005) Civil Society in the Middle East, in A Companion to the History of the Middle East (ed Y. M. Choueiri), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106818

Online ISBN: 9780470996423

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Keywords:

  • civil society;
  • middle east;
  • democratization;
  • socio-political dynamics;
  • non-government institutions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Theoretical Debate: Gellner and Mardin

  • The Theoretical Debate: Asserting Middle Eastern Civil Society

  • An Overview of the Development of Civil Society in the Middle East

  • Religious Dimensions of Civil Society in the Middle East

  • Socio-economic Dimensions of Civil Society in the Middle East

  • State and Civil Society: Classifying Middle Eastern Countries

  • Explaining the Political Dynamics Underpinning Development towards Civil Society