Abstract

Abstract:

Saudi Arabia’s historic communist movement is considerably overlooked in the literature on secular dissent in the kingdom. This article attempts to address this gap by offering a historical account of the movement’s early formation, dispersion, radicalization and, ultimately, transformation into the Communist Party of Saudi Arabia. This metamorphosis from a diffuse and ideologically eclectic organization into a more orthodox, Soviet-style, and structurally coherent party, paradoxically, marked the Saudi movement’s political twilight as it assumed an organizational and intellectual straitjacket that contributed to its demise.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 438-457
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-20
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.