Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization by Calvert W. Jones

By Calvert W. Jones

How are nation leaders adapting their citizen-building innovations for globalization? What results are they attaining, and why? Bedouins into Bourgeois investigates an formidable state-led social engineering crusade within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the place leaders aimed to motivate extra entrepreneurial, market-friendly, patriotic, and civic-minded voters, who have been nonetheless unswerving to the regime. huge ethnography - together with interviews with a ruling monarch - finds the rulers' reasoning and pursuits for social engineering. via surveys and experiments, social engineering results are tested, in addition to the explanations for those results. whereas the crusade effectively elevated patriotism and civic spirit, it additionally ended in heightened entitlement - larger aid for the appropriate to a central authority task and lessened curiosity within the inner most area - and an increase in 'entitled patriots.' This interesting research illustrates how social engineering innovations that use nationalism to inspire electorate may have paradoxical results, expanding patriotism yet all at once discouraging or 'crowding out' development-friendly mind-sets.

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