A Theory of 'Late Rentierism' in the Arab States of the Gulf

  title={A Theory of 'Late Rentierism' in the Arab States of the Gulf},
  author={M. Gray},
  • M. Gray
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science, Geography
Rentier state theory (RST), which seeks to explain the impacts of external payments - or rents - on state-society relations and governance, has been in wide usage for over two decades, and is still routinely cited by scholars writing on the Gulf or other parts of the world. Its tenets are widely - if by no means unanimously - accepted, and retain a strong validity at the broader level. However, RST has not adapted enough to explain the dramatic changes in the political economies of the Gulf in… Expand
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