The rise of Qatar as a soft power and the challenges. (c2017)

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dc.contributor.author Al-Thani, Mohamed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-04T07:39:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-04T07:39:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-06-04
dc.date.submitted 2017-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7972
dc.description.abstract Qatar has risen to prominence as a soft-power nation state that have overcome a number of limitations in international relations. The prominence of the country relative to its size is of remarkable importance in the study of soft power and the outcomes of the campaigns aimed at acquiring influence without the use of the contemporary military-oriented strategies. In studying the rise of Qatar as a soft power and the challenges experienced by the country, this research aimed at investigating the process through Qatar achieved its soft power status. The study methodology, analytical eclecticism, is established around collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from both primary and secondary sources. The analysis focused on identifying the continuous stream of evidence on the process through which the country has acquired soft power, and the challenges in the process. The analysis focused on six variables identified in the literature. The responses from 12 respondents are included in the study, with the analysis targeting identification of the key themes. The findings show that Qatar has implemented soft power campaigns across the six variables, which means that the country has targeted to exploit all the opportunities available. The country has diversified its soft power campaigns to exploit the advantages of relationships with countries that have hard power capabilities (the US and UK), in order to bank on their hard power in achieving Qatar’s soft power. The main challenge facing the country is the ability to appreciate the actual effects of the soft power campaigns, other than gaining regional and international prominence. This is why the country has faced significant challenges in solving the crisis due to sanctions from the Saudi-led Middle East countries. In order to avoid these challenges, it is recommended that Qatar should appreciate the relationship between power and IR, in order to ensure that its soft power campaigns do not have adverse effects on its soft power campaigns. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Qatar -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Qatar -- Strategic aspects en_US
dc.subject Qatar -- Foreign relations -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Qatar en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The rise of Qatar as a soft power and the challenges. (c2017) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201509316 en_US
dc.author.commembers Fakhoury, Tamirace
dc.author.commembers Abou Daher, Chadi
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 114 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Salamey, Imad
dc.keywords Qatar en_US
dc.keywords Middle Eastern Politics en_US
dc.keywords Soft Power en_US
dc.keywords International Relations en_US
dc.keywords Power Politics en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 87-112. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2018.43 en_US
dc.author.email mohamed.althani@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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