Royal Factionalism and Political Liberalization in Qatar

  title={Royal Factionalism and Political Liberalization in Qatar},
  author={Mehran Kamrava},
  journal={The Middle East Journal},
  pages={401 - 420}
Qatar's much publicized liberalization campaign that began in the mid-1990s was a direct result of efforts by the new Amir, Shaykh Hamad, to compensate for his fragile base of support within the ruling Al Thani family by appealing to a broader base of Qataris and also to the international community. Historically, the Al Thani family had been one of the only centers of potential opposition to the reigning Amir, with merchant families or the religious establishment having been politically… Expand
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