By Yousef Khalifa Al-Yousef

because the oil growth of the Seventies, the Gulf Cooperation Council States have tried to accomplish financial balance and have an understanding of their improvement targets. Such efforts have thus far been in useless, in spite of the fact that, as those states’ autocratic governments have closed off their political structures with the aid of overseas allies, specifically the USA.

In this well timed and exhaustive research of the political economies of the GCC because the Seventies to the current, Yousef Khalifa Al-Yousef examines the standards chargeable for the failure of the states to accomplish lasting swap in improvement and safety. concentrating on institutional constructions the place oil wealth has been restricted to the few, and the results of failed legitimacy at domestic that has resulted in dependence on overseas powers, Al-Yousef charts the constant disparities among governance and the wishes of the neighborhood inhabitants, to the detriment of real development.

Al-Yousef concludes that the one solution to be sure balance and progress within the sector is to dismantle the alliance of autocracy, oil and overseas powers. in its place, democracy and reform are key to making sure balance within the region.

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