Хохлова Алина Александровна
GDP as a Factor of Political Instability in Arab Monarchies and Republics
The Arab Spring challenged researchers and academics of various fields of science. While three Arab republics experienced revolutions, then, unlike them, all Arab monarchs saved their power in one way or another. The paper examines the impact of GDP per capita on the political stability of Arab monarchies and republics. The Olson-Huntington theory is confirmed and a direct correlation between the indices of socio-political destabilization and GDP per capita in a sample of republics and a completely inverse dependence on a sample of monarchies were proved.