Public policy and privatisation: The case of the Qatari experience

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    This article uses a qualitative methodology employing the elite model to describe and analyse the complex interplay of political and economic factors in the privatisation experience of the state of Qatar. The article begins by providing a theoretical framework for privatisation in the context of public policy and classifying policies of privatisation into two categories: macro-and micro-privatisation. The second part uses this framework to discuss the factors that gives the Qatari experience its distinguished flavour. These factors include: elite legitimacy and social culture, bureaucratic power, international pressure and patron-client networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-292
    Number of pages10
    JournalPublic Administration and Development
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007


    • Elite model
    • Macro-privatisation
    • Micro-privatisation
    • Patron-client
    • Political legitimacy
    • Privatisation
    • Public policy
    • Qatar

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Development
    • Public Administration


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