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Social dictatorships : the political economy of the welfare state in the Middle East and North Africa

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This dissertation explores the diverging social spending patterns in labour-abundant regimes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It is motivated by two main research questions: 1. Why have social spending levels and social policy trajectories writ large diverged so drastically across labour-abundant MENA regimes? 2. How can we explain the market persistence of spending levels after divergence?

To answer the first question, this study develops a theory about the emergence of ...

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St Antony's College, Oxford

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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