Political Economy Dynamics in the Arab Gulf States: Implications for Political Transition
Political science predicts that monarchies lack the flexibility to modernize without losing power: "the king's dilemma." Yet, Gulf regimes are remarkably durable, strengthened by late-stage rentierism, entrepreneurial state capitalism, careful globalization, elite-based networks, and political narratives to manage state-society interactions. These characteristics impede socioeconomic or political reform and democratization, as political and commercial elites have strong incentives for...[Show more]
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