The glass palace : illusions of freedom and democracy in Qatar
- Nasser M. Beydoun and Jennifer Baum.
- New York : Algora Pub., 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xv, 179 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Is Qatar actually a suitable ally or a legitimate partner for the United States? Under Qatari labor law, foreign workers are actually owned, for all practical purposes, by their Qatari sponsors in a system akin to slavery. This book chronicles the experience of an American executive working in Qatar and delves into Qatar?'s feudal work-sponsorship system, showing that an economic great leap forward is not necessarily accompanied by modernization, despite superficial emblems; that prosperity and democracy need not go hand in hand; and that being a US ally may be totally unrelated to any notion.
- Economic development > Qatar.
- Qatar > Politics and government.
- Qatar > Social conditions.
- Qatar > Economic policy.
- Qatar > Foreign economic relations.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economic Conditions.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economic History.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economics > Comparative.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Economic Conditions.
- Economic development.
- Economic policy.
- International economic relations.
- Politics and government.
- Social conditions.
- Publication date
- 9780875869568 (ebk. ; alk. paper)
- 9780875869551 (alk. paper)
- 9780875869544 (pbk. ; alk. paper)