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Qatar : small state, big politics

Author: Mehran Kamrava
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Persian Gulf state of Qatar has fewer than 2 million inhabitants, virtually no potable water, and has been an independent nation only since 1971. Yet its enormous oil and gas wealth has permitted the ruling al Thani family to exert a disproportionately large influence on regional and even international politics. Qatar is, as Mehran Kamrava explains in this knowledgeable and incisive account of the emirate, a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mehran Kamrava
ISBN: 9780801452093 0801452090
OCLC Number: 826860899
Description: x, 222 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
The subtle powers of a small state --
Foreign policy and power projection --
The stability of royal autocracy --
State capacity and high modernism --
Qatar's moment in history.
Responsibility: Mehran Kamrava.
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Qatar is, as Mehran Kamrava explains in this knowledgeable and incisive account of the emirate, highly influential in diplomatic, cultural, and economic spheres.  Read more...

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