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By Calvert W. Jones

How are country leaders adapting their citizen-building suggestions for globalization? What results are they reaching, 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 electorate, who have been nonetheless dependable 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 deepest quarter - and an increase in 'entitled patriots.' This attention-grabbing research illustrates how social engineering innovations that use nationalism to encourage electorate could have paradoxical results, expanding patriotism yet without warning discouraging or 'crowding out' development-friendly mind-sets.

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