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Viability of the rentier state: internal political divergence stagnating development in Kuwait

This article was originally submitted for publication on 18 January 2015.

Inefficiency, corruption, poor governance and excess fiscal expenditure are soon becoming engrained in the economic and political landscape of Kuwait. Progress appears to be hindered by those in power: a divided parliament and an emir-elected Prime Minister. This tension has created instability with eight administration changes in seven years.

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