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Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats: Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published January 7th 2010 by Cornell University Press
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Tari
Aug 04, 2014 Tari rated it it was amazing
Far and away, the best-researched and most insightful book ever written on Saudi politics. Having worked extensively with multiple Saudi government institutions, I can personally vouch that his findings are spot-on.
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Mar 14, 2013 Mousa rated it it was amazing
أعطي هذا الكتاب 5 نجوم للكم المعلوماتي الذي حصلت عليه و لتحليل ستيفن هيرتوگ للبيروقراطية السعودية.

كما قلت بدايةً، كوننا عشنا في هذا الوسط الحكومي (المبني على الواسطة و عدم الفعالية) منعنا من النظر له نظرة خارجية شاملة فاحصة حيث بدى لنا هذا الوضع هو "الوضع الطبيعي" و أنه أصبح "جزءًا منا" و أصبحنا "جزءًا منه"

يقوم الكاتب في دراسته هذه بتحليل الظاهرة السعودية هذه بداية بجذرها التاريخي منذ تأسيس الدولة تحت عبدالعزيز و ثم ينتقل لأبناءه و يستعرض ما حصل عامةً في زمنهم من تحولات في الحكومة السعودية.

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