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هل تُمثل انتخابات مجلس الشورى في قطر خطوة نحو تطبيق ‘النموذج الغربي الديمقراطي’؟

ترى عضو مجلس الشورى القطري السابقة، هند المفتاح، أن الهدف من انتخابات مجلس الشورى ليس فقط تحقيق الديمقراطية، وإنما يهدُف أيضاً إلى تعزيز وتفعيل المشاركة الشعبية على مستوى الوطن على مدار 60 عاماً، شهدت منطقة...

Is Qatar’s Shura election a step towards ‘western democracy’?

Democracy is not the sole purpose of the Shura Council elections, but rather it is designed to strengthen and activate pluralism and nationwide participation writes Dr Hend Al Muftah.  Over the last 60 years, a...

Will the new elected Shura Council be kinder to migrant workers?

In theory, and despite voting being understandably limited to Qatari citizens, the Shura Council is supposed to serve the general public. But it remains to be seen if it will take the plight of...

Qatar’s Shura Council election: A view from the west

For Qatar, the test is not to see the election as a move toward western-style democracy but rather as an exercise in empowerment , writes William Law. The election of a Shura Council, after years...

‘Largest volunteer activation’ in Qatar’s history expected for FIFA World Cup

Volunteers will play a vital role in hosting a successful tournament. When the FIFA World Cup comes to the Middle East and Arab world for the first time in 2022, a crucial component to making...

OPINION: PSG’s Messi signing is ‘Brand Qatar’ in action

The Argentinian player sealed a deal with the Qatar-owned team last week after leaving FC Barcelona, ending a 21-year journey with the football team. French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once observed that, "a goal without...
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