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Public Apathy Towards Bureaucracy as a Constraint on the Development of Saudi Arabia

Author: ALMAD DAWOOD AL-MIZJAJI
Published in PAQ, Vol. 25 No. 3

It is important to realize that bureaucracy in the Middle East countries is static, corrupt and inflective but not in all countries because it varies relatively from one to another. Therefore, bureaucracy is completely different in oil producing states such as Saudi Arabia due to culture, natural resources, and political stability. This research focuses upon the relationship between the bureaucracy and the citizens in Saudi Arabia, specifically tackling the issue of public apathy as a constraint on the development programs. The study was conducted in Jeddah, one of the major cities in the Kingdom with a sample of 800 randomly chosen and ended up with 446 respondents. The collected data were tested descriptively and analytically since the public apathy among the Saudi citizens has been confirmed. Finally, a number of recommendations have been listed as a suggested remedy for the research case.

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