The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia
Author: Tim Niblock
Author: Monica Malik
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Laying the basis for development, 1962-70 3. Planning for Transformation, 1970-85 4.
Constrained Development, 1985-2000 5. Attitudes of the Business Elite, 1970-2000 6. Planning for
Reform, 2000-6 7. The Record of Reform: Progress, Constraints and Requirements Glossary Bibliography
With Saudi Arabia being of immense importance both politically and economically in the Middle East,
this book provides a much needed, broad ranging survey of the development of the Saudi economy from
the 1960s to the present day. Written by a highly reputable author, the book includes an analysis of how
political and social factors have shaped policy, and how the Saudi state is coping with the dynamics of a
rapidly changing economic and political situation.