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Bedouins into Bourgeois

Remaking Citizens for Globalization



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How are state leaders adapting their citizen-building strategies for globalization? What outcomes are they achieving, and why? Bedouins into Bourgeois investigates an ambitious state-led social engineering campaign in the United Arab Emirates, where leaders aimed to encourage more entrepreneurial, market-friendly, patriotic, and civic-minded citizens. Extensive ethnography - including interviews with a ruling monarch - reveals the rulers' reasoning and goals for social engineering. Through surveys and experiments, social engineering outcomes are examined, as well as the reasons for these outcomes, with surprising results. This fascinating study illustrates how social engineering strategies that use nationalism to motivate citizens can have paradoxical effects, increasing patriotism but unexpectedly discouraging or "crowding out" development-friendly mind-sets.

Product code: 9781107175723

ISBN 9781107175723
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW158xS23
No. Of Pages 262
Publisher Cambridge University Press
An examination of how state-led social engineering in the United Arab Emirates is reshaping citizens for globalization and a post-petroleum future.