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The Resource Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia, Steffen Hertog

Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia, Steffen Hertog

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Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia
Title
Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats
Title remainder
oil and the state in Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
Steffen Hertog
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats, the most thorough treatment of the political economy of Saudi Arabia to date, Steffen Hertog uncovers an untold history of how the elite rivalries and whims of half a century ago have shaped today's Saudi state and are reflected in its policies. Starting in the late 1990s, Saudi Arabia embarked on an ambitious reform campaign to remedy its long-term economic stagnation. The results have been puzzling for both area specialists and political economists: Saudi institutions have not failed across the board, as theorists of the "rentier state" would predict, nor have they achieved the all-encompassing modernization the regime has touted. Instead, the kingdom has witnessed a bewildering mélange of thorough failures and surprising successes. Hertog argues that it is traits peculiar to the Saudi state that make sense of its uneven capacities. Oil rents since World War II have shaped Saudi state institutions in ways that are far from uniform. Oil money has given regime elites unusual leeway for various institutional experiments in different parts of the state: in some cases creating massive rent-seeking networks deeply interwoven with local society; in others large but passive bureaucracies; in yet others insulated islands of remarkable efficiency. This process has fragmented the Saudi state into an uncoordinated set of vertically divided fiefdoms. Case studies of foreign investment reform, labor market nationalization and WTO accession reveal how this oil-funded apparatus enables swift and successful policy-making in some policy areas, but produces coordination and regulation failures in others
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Hertog, Steffen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Economic development
  • Bureaucracy
  • Patron and client
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Bureaucracy
  • Economic development
  • Economic policy
  • Patron and client
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Politics and government
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia, Steffen Hertog
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unpacking the Saudi state : oil fiefdoms and their clients -- Oil fiefdoms in flux : the new Saudi state in the 1950s -- The emerging bureaucratic order under Faisal -- The 1970s boom : bloating the state and clientelizing society -- The Foreign Investment Act : lost between fiefdoms -- Eluding the "Saudization" of labor markets -- The fragmented domestic negotiations over WTO adaptation -- Comparing the case studies, comparing Saudi Arabia
Control code
ocn726824204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458774
Lccn
2009032730
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801458774
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s96f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824204
Label
Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia, Steffen Hertog
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unpacking the Saudi state : oil fiefdoms and their clients -- Oil fiefdoms in flux : the new Saudi state in the 1950s -- The emerging bureaucratic order under Faisal -- The 1970s boom : bloating the state and clientelizing society -- The Foreign Investment Act : lost between fiefdoms -- Eluding the "Saudization" of labor markets -- The fragmented domestic negotiations over WTO adaptation -- Comparing the case studies, comparing Saudi Arabia
Control code
ocn726824204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458774
Lccn
2009032730
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801458774
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s96f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824204

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