If the monarchies
concerned are considered, some are more conscious of their position than others, and have started a process which promises to save them: Morocco, Jordan, and some of the Gulf States.
But the vested interests of the Saudi family and its financial leverage alone do not explain why Arab monarchies
tend to be more resilient to the current wave of protest heard all over the Arab world.
This demonstrates the wisdom of the King of Morocco and the wisdom of monarchies
Pour les monarchies
du Golfe, "l'option de l'union est une urgence" dans la conjoncture actuelle, a declare le prince Khalifa Ben Salmane Al-Khalifa dans un entretien publie par le quotidien saoudien Al-Riyadh.
Over many years msy countries have abolished their monarchies
or their equivalents so by maintaining our dysfunctional monarchy we are living in the past.
It begins with introductory chapters on challenges facing the traditional Arab monarchies
and the powerful impact of Islam on their histories.
He refutes the neo-Weberian argument that financial demands of warfare obliged monarchies
to develop modern bureaucracies.
They are all modern constitutional monarchies
in countries where the majority of the people of those nations have absolutely no intention of removing their monarchy because of the benefits they recognise they derive from it.
Russell Major defined Renaissance monarchies
as neither feudal nor absolutist, but as a unique style of rule, neither more rational nor effective than medieval kingship.
I am part of that later generation, and one of a fair number of folk who would like to see a streamlining along the lines of Scandinavian monarchies
As in the other nine European constitutional monarchies
, real power in Britain lies with the elected Parliament, a body roughly equivalent to the U.
All the countries that appear to be the most forward-thinking have monarchies
- Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Norway.
This is true of all constitutional monarchies
-- the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Japan to name just a few.
There are six other monarchies
in the EU, if one includes the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which are in the same situation.
This approach, which emphasizes the growth of repressive state policing and the preservation of conservative monarchies
, earned the German states in the 1850s and 1860s the label of reactionary.