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By M. Evren Tok, Lolwah R. M. Alkhater, Leslie A. Pal

This ebook explores, in a sequence of specific case reports, how public coverage is really made in Qatar. whereas Qatar is a Gulf monarchy, its governance is complicated. different analysts have attempted to come back to grips with this complexity utilizing certified descriptions of the procedure reminiscent of 'late rentier,' 'pluralized autocracy,' 'tribal democracy,' or 'soft authoritarian.' The authors of the quantity use the lens of a transformative nation. Qatar is intentionally engaged in a quick means of radical financial and societal transformation. That approach has its contradictions and tensions, rather on the subject of attaining a stability among Islam, social traditions, and modernity. This publication explores the way it additionally has a selected coverage dynamic of producing principles and associations, constructing coverage and application designs, implementation and coordination.

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Remain, principally with ensuring the application of standards, health care promotion, the development of primary care, and extending the national insurance scheme, Seha, to include the entire population (covering both nationals and non-nationals will be a GCC first). Next, we examine the transformation in the social sphere in two related dimensions: the Qatari family and the role of women, as well as the issue of Qatari social identity. Some of this transformation is a deliberate strategy—for example, forging a healthy and educated population as measured by modern, international standards.

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