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Economic diversification, entrepreneurship, and regime stability in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria

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Why do political elites in resource-wealthy autocracies and hybrid regimes pursue regulatory liberalization at certain moments, but not others? Within academic debates over the beneficial or deleterious effects of resource wealth, scholars have used quantitative methods to evidence a resource curse through a positive relationship between oil rents and the regulation of private enterprise. This dissertation charts a departure from this received wisdom using a paired, qualitative comparison ...

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SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100005907
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Mercatus Center, George Mason University
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Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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