The emergence of the oil welfare state: The case of Kuwait

  title={The emergence of the oil welfare state: The case of Kuwait},
  author={Sulayman N. Khalaf and H. Hammoud},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
  • Sulayman N. Khalaf, H. Hammoud
  • Published 1987
  • Economics
  • Dialectical Anthropology
  • ConclusionThis essay provided an analytical account of the emergence and development of social welfare in the newly emerging oil-rich state of Kuwait, by delineating the particular historical conditions and socio-economic transformations which were responsible for giving this welfare state its particular structure.We relied on specific theoretical guidelines and concepts derived from the much honored “holistic” tradition in anthropology and political economy, as well as on formulations… CONTINUE READING