Invitation Only Research Event

Citizenship, Nationalism and Populism: New Security Dilemmas in the Gulf

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The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands


In response to the 2011 Arab uprisings, economic transitions away from oil rents, and mounting fears over external threats, many of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have introduced new rhetoric and policies aimed at fostering nationalist and patriotic sentiment in recent years. But what does it mean to be a citizen in the GCC today? What challenges do individuals and states face in this new era where Gulf states go to war abroad and tax their people at home?

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

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Nicole El Khawaja

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