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By Christopher M. Davidson

The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its 5 smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have lengthy been ruled by means of hugely autocratic and possible anachronistic regimes. but regardless of bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and robust modernising and globalising forces impacting on their mostly conservative societies, they've got tested outstanding resilience. Obituaries for those conventional monarchies have often been penned, yet even now those absolutist, nearly medieval, entities nonetheless seem to pose an identical conundrum as sooner than: within the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring and the autumn of incumbent presidents in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, the it seems that steadfast Gulf monarchies have, before everything look, re-affirmed their prestige because the center East s simply actual bastions of balance. during this booklet, even though, famous Gulf professional Christopher Davidson contends that the cave in of those kings, emirs, and sultans goes to take place, and used to be regularly going to. whereas the innovative hobbies in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen will undeniably function vital, if oblique, catalysts for the arrival upheaval, a number of the related socio-economic pressures that have been increase within the Arab republics at the moment are additionally a great deal found in the Gulf monarchies. it really is now not an issue of if but if the West s steadfast allies fall. it is a daring declare to make yet Davidson, who competently forecast the commercial turmoil that troubled Dubai in 2009, has an enviable list in diagnosing social and political alterations afoot within the sector.

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1. Latino representation in state lower houses, 1992. 2. Latino representation in state upper houses, 1992. 1. Term Limits Legislation in the United States State Year Enacted Impact Year Arizona Arkansas 1992 1992 California 1990 Colorado Florida Louisiana Maine Michigan 1990 1992 1995 1993 1992 Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada Ohio Oklahoma S. Dakota 1992 1992 2000 1996 1992 1990 1992 2000 1998 House 2000 Senate 1996 House 1998 Senate 1998 2000 2007 1996 1998 House 2002 Senate 2002 2000 2006 2010 2000 2004 2000 Source: National Council of State Legislatures.

Other states, such as Idaho and Oregon, had passed term limits legislation, but the courts or the state legislature proceeded to invalidate them. Of the fifteen states, only a few are states with relatively high percentages of Latinos. Arizona, California, Colorado, and Florida all have significant Latino populations, whereas the other eleven states are generally more conservative with few minorities. According to Breaux and Jewell (1992), the lower turnover rates in the 1980s were due to lower rates of voluntary retirements.

To date, only one district with a combined white and Latino population majority has elected a Latino member of Congress. At the state level, this pattern differs, which is why it is crucial to understand the variables that contribute to Latino victories at the state level. I argue that Latinos are primarily elected from districts with substantial majorities of Latino citizens, much in the same pattern as African Americans. However, Latinos can be assisted by institutional characteristics, such as the type of legislature.

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