Madawi Al-Rasheed‘s presentation discusses her new book The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia (Hurst/OUP 2020) in which she analyses the duality of reform and repression since the rise of the Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to power. New social, political and economic reforms are introduced to contain the rising dissent in society. She specifically examines the new hyper-nationalism of the state and the nascent Saudi diaspora abroad. The presentation looks into the future of state-society relations in light of the new economic problems and the current pandemic.
Madawi Al-Rasheed is Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics Middle East Centre and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is the author and editor of several books on Saudi Arabia, most recently Salman‘s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia, also published by Hurst.
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