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Gulf Studies
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Contemporary Qatar

Examining State and Society

Editors: Zweiri, Mahjoob, Al Qawasmi, Farah (Eds.)

  • The first book to thoroughly study the complicated relationship between the Qatari state and the Qatari society whilst evolving into a contemporary patriarchal state
  • The only book tackling eight different angels that fully cover politics, history, governance, diplomacy, culture, society, economics, sports, and blockade
  • Brings together a group of renowned academics that either are from or have worked in the much-debated country of Qatar
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About this book

This book addresses critical topics and unanswered questions on the contemporary state of Qatar. Drawing together a unique combination of authors that have researched the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in general, and the state of Qatar specifically, each author provides an in-depth empirical analysis of Qatar’s current social, political, and economic landscape against a historically informed backdrop. Cognizant of its rapid state of flux, the contributors collectively provide a comprehensive overview of the intersection of these respective areas, delving into the historical creation of Qatar as a state, its politics and systems of governance, its economic strata and reliance on natural resources, its society and national identity, its new and thriving sports culture, and, most topically, matters of diplomacy, the 2017 blockade, and its armed forces. Owing to the contributors’ invaluable firsthand experience and knowledge of Qatar, this book provides valuable insights into this nation, at once old and new, and its intertwined trajectories in its socio-political and economic positionality within the region. This book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars researching the Middle East generally, and the Gulf, specifically, with interests in topics such as politics and international relations, political economy and foreign policy, development, sources of social change, societal activism, popular culture, and the various elements of identity. 


About the authors

Mahjoob Zweiri is Director of Gulf Studies Center. He is Associate Professor in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East at Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University in 2010, Dr. Zweiri was Senior Researcher in Middle East Politics and Iran at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan. He was also Visiting Professor at the School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University. From March 2003 to December 2006, he was a research fellow and then Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies in the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University. Dr. Zweiri has more than 60 publications in the areas of Iran and Contemporary Middle East History and Politics. In addition to Arabic, Dr. Zweiri is fluent in Farsi and English.

Farah Al Qawasmi is Research Assistant at the Gulf Studies Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Doha with a degree in International Politics. She continued her studies at SOAS, the University of London, where she pursued a Master of Science degree in Cooperate Globalization and Development. 


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Qatar
Book Subtitle
Examining State and Society
Editors
  • Mahjoob Zweiri
  • Farah Al Qawasmi
Series Title
Gulf Studies
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1391-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1391-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1390-6
Series ISSN
2662-4494
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 245
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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