Rentier state theory (rst) remains the dominant literature on state-society relations in the arab states of the gulf, yet by focusing on case studies of three ostensibly 'rentier' states, qatar, bahrain, and oman, and their experience during the post-2011 period, this dissertation challenges assumptions of rent-induced political stagnation. Abstract this thesis examines the relationship between oil and the persistence of authoritarianism in the middle east specifically, it analyzes and critiques the rentier state theory and argues that oil is one of several other, arguably more consequential, factors (political structures, religion, history/actions of external actors, and state mechanisms and strategies) that account for the. This study, using contemporary history and empirical research, updates traditional rentier state theory, which largely fails to account for the existence of opposition movements, by demonstrating the political capital held by muslim brotherhood affiliates in kuwait, qatar, and the united arab. Creating a rentier state, whereby its citizens became dependent on the government largesse furthermore, this thesis contends that the house of saud will have increasing. Resource curse, staple thesis and rentier politics in africa david ross olanya department of public administration and management gulu university, gulu, uganda.
The logic of the rentier-state thesis holds that the presence of large mineral rents induces a redirection of public resources to inefficient and costly consumer subsidies, to the creation of white ele. At its core, then, the rentier state thesis is less a story about the political machinations of greedy governments than it is about human nature and its impact on individual political behavior under particular conditions. Eo-rentier theory: the case of saudi arabia (1950- 2000) proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de universiteit leiden, op gezag van rector magnificus profmr pf van der heijden.
This thesis uses rentier state theory (rst) as a framework for understanding the origins of the protest movement in the sultanate of oman during the so-called arab uprisings the discussion will focus on the evolution of rst, historic and cultural factors related to. 2 1 introduction a growing literature posits a causal relationship between resource abundance and important political-economic outcomes rentier state theory claims that resource abundance. Rentier state specifically, i would like to thank mr ralf erbel, mr riad al this thesis will begin with a literature review that includes detailed sections on. Are rentier monarchies a viable road to development in the gulf states - ansgar baums - essay - politics - international politics - region: near east, near orient - publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay.
The political economy of the united arab emirates an analysis of the uae as an oil rentier state anne louise aartun thesis for the cand polit. Employing the rentier state theory and the resource- curse thesis as framework of analysis, this article explored the essence of the renewed violence in the niger. The limits to democracy posed by oil rentier states: the cases of algeria, nigeria and libya camilla sandbakken rentier state theory is a set of ideas about why states with considerable natural resource wealth. Q6) rentier state is an obstacle for business growth and development ( discuss ) q7) the fact that kuwait is a rentier state is impacting the business environment negatively.
In the rentier-state model, oil and mineral abundance is assumed to generate growth- restricting state intervention and extraordinarily large degrees of rent-seeking, where these rent-seeking contests are assumed to be uniformly negative in terms of the. Academic entrepreneurship in petroleum rentier states by chidubem andrew ikeatuegwu submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree. Theories to be tested are rentier state, monarchical legitimacy and alliance building monarchical institution is the first explanatory variable of the empirical puzzle in this thesis. Save in political science and international relations theory, a rentier state is a state which derives all or a substantial portion of its national revenues from the rent of indigenous resources to external clients.
In the process of struggling over a non-euro-centred typology of welfare state, calling for pluralism, civil society and democratic participation for the islamic rentier welfare state with the history of absolute monarchy met heavy opposition from the conservative forces and groups with vested interests, even though in the post-revolutionary era. Rentier-state thesis and its hypotheses about the carrots and sticks available to rulers in contr ast, the protests in tunisia and egypt, post-revolutionary reg imes with huge military establishments. Despite these incisive but opposing perspectives, the rentier state theory and resource curse thesis were, indeed, two central frameworks that have provided in-depth analysis on the impact of natural resources to the political, economic and social settings of resource blessed nations.
21 the rentier state theory and the resource curse thesis the concept of the rentier state goes back to hossein mahdavy's study of pre‐revolutionary iran (1971. The rentier state could thus be classlfled as a partlcular type of rent l er econorny for rents are funne 11 ed 1 nto the economy vla the state rather than directly. Introduction the rentier state theory has informed much scholarly research on the middle east and north africa (mena) region a main theorist of the rentier state theories argues that in a rentier state, the government is the principal recipient of the external rent in the economy.