Saudi Civil Society: Characteristics and Roles

Mamdouh Al-Sheikh and Saad Al-Qahtani
05 Feb 2021
Introduction

Number of Pages (157)

The study profoundly focuses on the concept of the civil society and its different constituents with a focus on its journey from its historical context and knowledge framework in the West to the Arab World, and specifically the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This study discusses the reality of civil society and its constituents and main issues and the targets set by the persons in charge and the targets expected by its supporters. It is important to emphasize that this study stresses the reciprocal influence between the civil society and some of the political and religious frameworks whether they are formal or informal and internal or external, including the extent to which it is related to foreign powers and its relationship with the religious actors and the influential social forces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Moreover, it tries to define the influences of the civil society activism on the Saudi society and its traditions and customs.