Qatar: Politics And The Challenges Of Development

Qatar: Politics And The Challenges Of Development

Qatar: Politics and the Challenges of Development

A small isthmus in the central Gulf, with barely 300,000 citizens and a total population of 1.7 million, Qatar has risen rapidly from obscurity to become the world's wealthiest country per capita. Matthew Gray traces this spectacular rise, exploring the development of Qatar's economy, the patterns of its politics, its role on the world stage, and its prospects for the future.

Provide[s] much-needed and very useful help for understanding the rise of Qatar to international prominence. (Michael Herb, Perspectives on Politics)

A very well-conceived book and a product of solid academic research. (Erdem Tunçer, Perceptions)

Gray's work makes a valuable contribution to the literature on modern rentierism in the Arab Gulf states, and enhances our understanding of Qatar's outsized role in the international arena. (Jocelyn Sage Mitchell, Review of Middle East Studies)

A rich analysis of the major developments that characterized the rule of Emir Hamad (1995 - 2013) and that frame the political legacy that Emir Tamim inherits. (Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, International Affairs)

An excellent analysis of current politics and policy in Qatar…. While noting the similarities between Qatar and the other GCC states,...

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