Saudi Arabia: Forces of Modernization by Bob Abdrabboh
Few countries have experienced as fast a pace of economic growth and social change as Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has undertaken extensive and ambitious development plans, and plays an important role in world economic and political affairs.
To understand modernization and development in Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to understand traditional Saudi values and culture. Central to this is Islam. While oil provides the basis for an increasingly diverse economy, it is Islam which provides the context and direction for development.
Forces of Modernization serves to introduce the reader to the culture and economy of Saudi Arabia, with a goal of establishing an ease in communication.