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...

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Main Author: Gray, Matthew.
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Language:English
Published: Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013.
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505 0 |a Intro -- Book Title -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Figure 2.1 Abridged Genealogy of Qatar's Rulers Since 1868 -- Table 2.1 Qatari Oil Production and Export, 1949-1971 -- Table 2.2 Qatari GDP, Oil Revenue, and State Spending, 1970-1982 -- Table 2.3 Expansion of Onshore Gas Production and Utilization in Qatar, 1971-1981 -- Table 2.4 Expansion of Electricity and Water Production in Qatar,1971-1980 -- Table 2.5 Expansion of Education in Qatar, 1960-1981 -- Table 2.6 Expansion of Trade, Industry, and Service Firms in Qatar, 1971-1980 -- Table 3.1 State Capitalism at Work: State Ownership in Key Qatar Exchange Index-Listed Firms, 2011 -- Table 4.1 Qatar's Oil Reserves and Production, 1972-2011 -- Table 4.2 Qatar's Gas Production, 1972-2011 -- Table 4.3 Qatari Rentierism: The Oil and Gas Sectors as a Share of GDP, 2000-2011 -- Table 4.4 Qatari Government Finances as Evidence for Rentier-State Characterization, 2004-2011 -- Table 4.5 Qatari Oil Field Production, mid-2012 -- Table 4.6 Qatari Liquefied Natural Gas Export Contracts, 2005-2015 -- Table 4.7 Qatargas and RasGas Production and Contracts, 2005-2014 -- Table 5.1 Qatari Employment by Sector, 1997-2009 -- Table 5.2 Higher Education Dynamics in Qatar, 1995-2000 -- Table 5.3 Higher Education Dynamics in Qatar, 2008-2011 -- Table 5.4 The Qatari Banking Sector: Comparative Financial Standing and Statistics, 2011 -- Table 5.5 The Qatari Finance Sector: Performance Indicators, 2006-2011 -- Table 6.1 Hotel and Tourism Expansion in Qatar, 2000-2011 -- Table 7.1 GCC Military Capabilities Compared, 2010 -- Table 7.2 Qatar's Trade with China and India, 2001-2010 -- Table 8.1 Qatar's GDP, Real GDP Growth Rate, and Inflation Rate, 1999-2011 -- Table 8.2 Qatar's External Debt: Composition and Value, 2005-2012 -- A Note on Transliteration and Terminology -- Acknowledgments. 
505 8 |a 1-The Transformation of Qatar -- Why a Book on Contemporary Qatar? -- Explaining Qatar's Political Economy -- About This Book -- 2-The Historical Context -- The Rise of the Al Thani Family -- The Political Economy After Oil -- Qatar Under Khalifa, 1972-1995 -- Hamad, the 1995 Coup, and the New Qatar -- 3-The Political Order -- An "Energy-Driven" Economy: The State as Chauffeur -- The Royal Family -- State Mechanisms and State-Owned Firms -- The Business Families, Tribes, and Social Linkages -- International Business Actors -- 4-Oil, Gas, and Rents -- Qatar's Energy Resources and Political Economy -- The Scope and Future of the Oil Sector -- The Centrality of Gas -- Petrochemicals and Energy Integration -- Rents Reinvested: Qatar's Sovereign Wealth Fund -- The Place of Energy -- 5-Energy-Driven Economic Diversification -- The Qatar National Vision 2030 and Its Objectives -- Economic Liberalization and Business Reform -- Direct Beneficiaries of Rents: Construction and Infrastructure -- Higher Education -- Banking and Islamic Finance -- Aviation: Qatar Airways -- The State and Economic Diversification -- 6-The Strategy of National Branding -- Why and How Qatar Is Branded -- Al-Jazeera: The Political Economy of Branding by Media -- Sports, Major Events, and National Branding -- Arts, Culture, and Tourism: Discovering and Reinventing Qatar -- Development Strategies Beyond Economics -- 7-Qatar in the International Arena -- Cooperation and Competition with the GCC -- Qatar and Regional Security and Military Issues -- Qatar's Relationship with the United States -- Qatar's Relationship with Iran -- Qatar's Relationship with Israel -- Qatar's Relationship with China and Emerging Asian States -- Qatar and the Arab Spring -- Influence, Protection, Microstatism, and Qatar's Balancing Act -- 8-Challenges for the Future. 
505 8 |a Qatar, the Global Financial Crisis, and the Economy -- Problems of the Labor Market and Qatarization -- Questions of Qatari Culture and Identity -- Social Change: Future Roles for Women and Youth -- The Challenge of Political Change Afterthe Arab Spring: Is Democratization Inevitable? -- Is There a "Qatar Model" of Development? -- Conclusion: Past, Present, and Future -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Book. 
520 |a 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. 
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590 |a Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.  
650 0 |a Qatar -- Politics and government. 
650 0 |a Qatar -- Economic conditions. 
650 0 |a Qatar -- Strategic aspects. 
650 0 |a Qatar -- Foreign relations. 
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