In this module/week, you reviewed the governments of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. How do their legal/governmental systems compare to each other?

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640: Discussion Board: Saudi Arabia


Please read the instructions and grading rubric document for this assignment very thoroughly and carefully (ALL documents are located in the additional files area of this order). ONLY use the sources I asked for in the instructions document; there is also further instructions on "if" there is a possibility you`ll be doing further outside research. Do not plagiarize, whatsoever. AGAIN, follow the prompt of this assignment very thoroughly; questions MUST be answered correctly and appropriately.

640: Discussion Board 01 Instructions and Grading Rubric


Topic: Tribalism, Transnationalism, and Political Islam


YOUR MAIN GOAL: Many nations in the Middle East experience not only the influence of their official governments, but also of ideas, ideologies, and relationships that transcend their geographic boundaries and formal structures. In this module/week, you reviewed the governments of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. How do their legal/governmental systems compare to each other? How do you think the concepts of tribalism and transnationalism apply to or affect these 2 nations?


***Further Instructions on Assignment:

Please follow instructions above and grading rubric very thoroughly and carefully. Make sure this assignment has a brief Introduction (including thesis statement), Body, and brief Conclusion.  Must be formatted in current Turabian style and include a title and a bibliography page. Make sure to include (correct) page numbers for citations. NO PLAGIARISM as I will check if it is OR not. DO NOT STRAY FROM WHAT THIS ASSIGNMENT IS ASKING; MAKE SURE TO COVER ALL AREAS BEING ASKED (AS DISCUSSED AND INSTRUCTED ABOVE). Remember, this is a graduate (Master’s) level assignment, so make sure that it is – Graduate level academic writing on this assignment is very important.


ONLY use the sources I’ve asked (below).


It is important to write persuasively and think critically as well as thinking outside the box.


Again, you MUST answer the questions thoroughly and concisely by explaining and giving examples.


***Further Instructions on Sources: I will upload the sources/video/voice memos you will need to answer the questions. Be sure to cite these sources (include the correct page number as well for each references/citations). Most of your references/citations should come from #’s 1-3 and 6-7. Of course, do not forget to cite the other sources as well. You may have to do further outside research to answer the questions above on these 2 nations. However, I suggest reviewing and using these sources first though.


  1. Video: “Tribalism and Transnationalism”.
  2. PDF file “Turkey”.
  3. PDF file “Index of Economic Freedom” – Pages 439-440 for Turkey.
  4. PDF file “Turkey Legal System” – Concentrate on the title that begins with “Legal System” on page 1 ONLY).
  5. PDF file “The Role of Comparative Law in the Development of Turkish Civil Law (Legal System)” – Only concentrate on Turkey’s Legal System, which is Civil Law.
  6. PDF file “Saudi Arabia”.
  7. PDF file “Index of Economic Freedom” – Pages 383-384 for Saudi Arabia.
  8. PDF file “The Constitutional Appeal of Shari‘a in a Modernizing Saudi State” – Only concentrate on Saudi Arabia’s legal system, which is Shari’a and the government’s application of the Hanbali School of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence.
  9. Lastly, be sure to incorporate the Judeo-Christian worldview/analysis as well as 2 biblical scriptures/principles.




Discussion Board Grading Rubric



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All key components of the Discussion Board prompts are answered in a new thread.




Major points are supported by the following:

  • Reading & Study materials;
  • Pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples;
  • Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts);
  • Additional research as needed to substantively address assigned topic;
  • Citations to appropriate sources; and
  • Appropriate incorporation of Judeo-Christian worldview/analysis and biblical principles.



Proper spelling, grammar, and format are used. Current Turabian format is included.



Required word count is met.





640: Discussion Board 01 Name Course Date Introduction In the Middle East, government structures have been greatly influenced by different ideologies that spill over their boundaries. Governments are represented by their geographical features based on boundaries. However, not all boundaries represent one’s true nationality. For instance, most of its boundaries in the region were drawn by the colonial government, which does not reflect the true nationality of individuals.  This paper compares Saudi Arabia and Turkey analyzing their legal systems and looking at effects of tribalism and trans-nationalism as influential factors that have necessitated some of the reforms of the two countries. Saudi Arabia In Saudi Arabia, 90% are Sunni Muslims who follow the Hanbali School of Islamic jurisprudence; however, the country


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