This article discusses the composition of the new 2009 Parliament in Kuwait and compares changes in its composition with the outgoing one, dealing with factors which contributed to the historic victory of women and the demise of the organized political blocs. It traces Kuwait's unique pioneering experience in democracy in the region and sheds light on how economic development and oil politics have altered the historical dynamics between state and society. It concludes by forecasting the future malaise of Kuwaiti politics if changes are not made and provides feasible recommendations to possibly overhaul the system or even amend the Constitution.
The 2009 Kuwaiti parliamentary election: the challenges and the future of the Kuwaiti democratic paradigm
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Abdullah K. Alshayji; The 2009 Kuwaiti parliamentary election: the challenges and the future of the Kuwaiti democratic paradigm. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 October 2009; 2 (4): 602–617. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903246955
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