Policy-Making in the GCC

Policy Making in the GCC analyses the vital role that institutions are coming to play in shaping policy in the Gulf Arab states. The research coincides with two key developments that have given institutions new importance in the policy process: the emergence of a new generation of leaders in the Gulf, and the era of low oil prices. Both developments, along with dramatic demographic change, have compelled state and citizens to re-evaluate the nature of the social contract that binds them together.

Contributors, including David Jones, Gauri Gupta and Radhika Punshi assess the changing relationship between state and citizen and evaluate the role that formal and informal institutions play in mediating such change and informing policy.

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