Politics Paper

All questions are of equal weight; each question counts for 50 points.

Use at least two cases/countries per answer to illustrate your argument. (Gulf monarchies, Morocco, Tunisia, etc.)



1-“Islam constitutes a source of both legitimacy and illegitimacy to some Arab regimes”, discuss this statement. (preferably Saudi Arabia & Morocco)


2-How has the oil wealth affected the prospects of democratization in the Arab Gulf? (any two gulf monarchies)


Include concepts, events, names

Strengths and weaknesses of each position (comparisons, examples)

Using examples to support your argument

4 pages