Martin Beck / Thomas Richter

Whither Rentierism Following the 2014 Oil Price Decline: Trajectories of Policy Adjustment in the Arab Gulf

Energy Research & Social Science | 2022

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    Energy Research & Social Science

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    Dr. Thomas Richter

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Accountability and Participation" Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428


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