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Monarchies and Shaykhdoms

  • Asaf Hussain

Abstract

One of the oldest political institutions in the Muslim world is the monarchy. At one time the whole of the Muslim world was divided into the Arab, Persian, Turkish and Mughal empires. Over the centuries, most of these empires disintegrated and fell under colonial domination. In the post-colonial phase many new states have emerged, including a number of new monarchies. But, in the face of the diverse forces that have opposed them, monarchies have become progressively rarer.

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Saudi Arabia Political System United Arab Emirate Muslim World Popular Participation 
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