Le Vilain Petit Qatar

Titre : Le Vilain Petit Qatar
Auteur : Nicolas Beau
Éditeur : Fayard
ISBN-13 : 9782213674186
Libération : 2013-05-02

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Le Qatar n’est pas vraiment un État mais c’est à coup sûr une marque trompeuse. Et voici pourtant que nos politiques, nos industriels, nos sauvageons et même nos sportifs tendent la main vers cet émirat providentiel. La France en crise supplie en chœur, Saint-Qatar sauvez-nous ! Hélas, le but du petit émirat n’est pas le bonheur des autres, mais sa survie. Il y a moins d’un siècle cette péninsule grande comme la Corse n’était qu’un repaire de pêcheurs de perles. Depuis que le gaz a surgi sous ses pieds ce nain est traité en géant et sa télévision, Al-Jazira, érigée en modèle de liberté. En plongeant dans les secrets du sérail qatari, ce livre révèle les impostures de l’Émir et de son clan : Non, ce bout de désert planté de tours et semé de musées vides n’est pas devenu l’eldorado de la démocratie et de la vie intellectuelle. Non, ce dragon n’est pas le nouveau moteur économique de l’Occident, mais seulement un rentier de la pierre. Non, ce champion des colloques sur la corruption n’est pas un modèle de vertu quand lui-même lave l’argent des dictateurs. Non, cet État qui a soufflé sur les braises du printemps arabe n’a jamais sponsorisé un islam tolérant, pas plus dans nos banlieues qu’au Nord-Mali. Et si le Qatar n’était qu’une enseigne ?

La R publique fran aise du Qatar

Titre : La R publique fran aise du Qatar
Auteur : Bérengère Bonte
Éditeur : Fayard
ISBN-13 : 9782213703893
Libération : 2017-02-22

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C’est le pays du Golfe qu’ils détestent adorer, et adorent détester. Le plus francophile, le plus riche par habitant, mais certainement pas le plus démocratique. La rumeur prête aux élus français – nationaux ou locaux, de droite comme de gauche – des voyages vers Doha, ce grand distributeur de cash. Mais aucun ne l’assume. « Je viens chercher tes riyals, mais je ne veux pas être vu au Qatar ! » Passées les années Sarkozy, qui sont les politiques français qui continuent d’aller « à la soupe » ? Pour quelles contreparties ? Quelle est la véritable histoire du « Fonds qatari pour les banlieues » ? Doha finance-t-il l’islam en France ? Pourquoi le gouvernement et le Parlement maintiennent-il les avantages fiscaux aux pétromonarchies soupçonnées de financer le djihad ? Le PSG qatari, propriété de l’émir, fait-il office de chouchou ?

Pens e et politique dans le monde arabe

Titre : Pens e et politique dans le monde arabe
Auteur : Georges CORM
Éditeur : La Découverte
ISBN-13 : 9782707193797
Libération : 2016-11-03

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Georges Corm raconte la complexité de la pensée arabe depuis le XIX e siècle, exposée ici de façon claire et exhaustive. Un livre qui complète utilement son travail majeur sur le monde arabe contemporain, Le Proche-Orient éclaté. Un retour à la paix dans cette région tourmentée dépend largement de la reconnaissance de la puissante dynamique de cette pensée, critique et profane, loin de l'image sclérosée qui en est souvent donnée. Cet ouvrage expose les multiples facettes de la pensée politique arabe depuis le XIXe siècle, attestant la vitalité de cette pensée et des grandes controverses qui l'ont traversée. Il montre que ses acteurs, loin d'être figés dans le carcan théologico-politique décrit par certains récits canoniques sur les Arabes et l'islam, ont souvent exprimé une pensée critique forte, sur les plans religieux et philosophique, anthropologique et politique. Inscrivant l'œuvre de ces penseurs dans le maelström des bouleversements géopolitiques et socioéconomiques ayant marqué le monde arabe depuis deux siècles, Georges Corm explique comment les puissances externes ont contribué à marginaliser la pensée critique arabe. Cela a facilité l'installation hégémonique de la pensée islamiste, instrumentalisée par certains régimes arabes comme par leurs protecteurs occidentaux. En retraçant finement les avatars successifs du nationalisme arabe moderniste, confronté à partir des années 1950 au double défi de la création de l'État d'Israël et de la manne pétrolière, Georges Corm donne les clés pour comprendre les révoltes libertaires arabes de 2011, ainsi que les contrerévolutions et interventions externes qui les ont suivies. Un guide précieux pour se familiariser avec la complexité de la pensée arabe.

Education for a New Era

Titre : Education for a New Era
Auteur : Dominic J. Brewer
Éditeur : Rand Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780833047830
Libération : 2007-05-15

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Describes the first phase (2001-2004) of Qatar's bold K-12 education reform initiative, Education for a New Era, based on RAND's experiences as part of this ambitious, multi-participant effort. RAND examined the existing Qatari education system, recommended options for building a world-class system, and supported implementation of the chosen option, which is based on internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and parental choice of schools.

Qatar RLE Economy of Middle East

Titre : Qatar RLE Economy of Middle East
Auteur : Ragaei el Mallakh
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317592341
Libération : 2015-05-15

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No region in the world has seen so much development activity in the last ten years as the Gulf area. Since ‘black gold’ catapulted the oil-producing countries into the limelight of the international political and economic scene, there has been a proliferation of studies on the larger exporting states. However, many of the so-called ‘small countries’ have been neglected in this exercise. This book presents the first detailed examination of the bases and extent of economic development in Qatar and considers the need to translate the petroleum-generated growth into viable, self-sustained development. Qatar, though not one of the oil ‘giants’, was first in the field of oil development and exhibits a number of special features not shared by its Gulf neighbours: for example in pre-oil boom days it was already in advance of many other Gulf states in the field of education; it has a modest agriculture sector and there is a comparatively strong attachment to the land; and finally it has played an important role in OPEC as a member of the ‘moderate price’ camp. The individual chapters trace the development of the oil industry, outline public financing and economic policy and sketch the issues involved in industrialisation, absorptive capacity and agricultural development. Examination is made of the social and physical infrastructure as well as money and banking, and the international linkages in trade, foreign aid, economic cooperation efforts and investment opportunities are elucidated. Planners in Qatar know that their revenue base in petroleum is finite, and thus investment of present surplus needs careful planning. The book therefore also outlines current government priorities and suggests areas for future investments. First published in 1979.

Modern Aristocrats

Titre : Modern Aristocrats
Auteur : James Reginato
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0847848981
Libération : 2016-09-20

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This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal. Filled with stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britain’s stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.This book presents a tour of some of England’s finest residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time. It includes Blenheim Palace—seven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal family’s residences—property of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life."

Polish Jewish Relations During the Second World War

Titre : Polish Jewish Relations During the Second World War
Auteur : Emanuel Ringelblum
Éditeur : Northwestern University Press
ISBN-13 : 0810109638
Libération : 1992

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A man of towering intellectual accomplishment and extraordinary tenacity, Emmanuel Ringelblum devoted his life to recording the fate of his people at the hands of the Germans. Convinced that he must remain in the Warsaw Ghetto to complete his work, and rejecting an invitation to flee to refuge on the Aryan side, Ringelbaum, his wife, and their son were eventually betrayed to the Germans and killed. This book represents Ringelbaum's attempt to answer the questions he knew history would ask about the Polish people: what did the Poles do while millions of Jews were being led to the stake? What did the Polish underground do? What did the Government-in-Exile do? Was it inevitable that the Jews, looking their last on this world, should have to see indifference or even gladness on the faces of their neighbors? These questions have haunted Polish-Jewish relations for the last fifty years. Behind them are forces that have haunted Polish-Jewish relations for a thousand years.

Communities of Violence

Titre : Communities of Violence
Auteur : David Nirenberg
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780691058894
Libération : 1998-02-15

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In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg. In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and the Crown of Aragon (Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia). He argues that these attacks--ranging from massacres to verbal assaults against Jews, Muslims, lepers, and prostitutes--were often perpetrated not by irrational masses laboring under inherited ideologies and prejudices, but by groups that manipulated and reshaped the available discourses on minorities. Nirenberg shows that their use of violence expressed complex beliefs about topics as diverse as divine history, kinship, sex, money, and disease, and that their actions were frequently contested by competing groups within their own society. Nirenberg's readings of archival and literary sources demonstrates how violence set the terms and limits of coexistence for medieval minorities. The particular and contingent nature of this coexistence is underscored by the book's juxtapositions--some systematic (for example, that of the Crown of Aragon with France, Jew with Muslim, medieval with modern), and some suggestive (such as African ritual rebellion with Catalan riots). Throughout, the book questions the applicability of dichotomies like tolerance versus intolerance to the Middle Ages, and suggests the limitations of those analyses that look for the origins of modern European persecutory violence in the medieval past.

The Dream of Lhasa

Titre : The Dream of Lhasa
Auteur : Donald Rayfield
Éditeur : London : Elek
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015004126358
Libération : 1976

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The Post Truth Era

Titre : The Post Truth Era
Auteur : Ralph Keyes
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13 : 9781429976220
Libération : 2004-10-03

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"Dishonesty inspires more euphemisms than copulation or defecation. This helps desensitize us to its implications. In the post-truth era we don't just have truth and lies but a third category of ambiguous statements that are not exactly the truth but fall just short of a lie. Enhanced truth it might be called. Neo-truth. Soft truth. Faux truth. Truth lite." Deception has become the modern way of life. Where once the boundary line between truth and lies was clear and distinct, it is no longer so. In the post-truth era, deceiving others has become a challenge, a game, a habit. High-profile dissemblers compete for news coverage, from journalists like Jayson Blair and professors like Joseph Ellis to politicians (of all stripes), executives, and "creative" accountants. Research suggests that the average American tells multiple lies on a daily basis, often for no good reason. Not a finger-wagging scolding, The Post-Truth Era is a combination of Ralph Keyes's investigative journalism and solid science. The result is a spirited exploration of why we lie about practically everything and the consequences such casual dishonesty has on society. American society has become permeated from top to bottom by deception. Its consequences for the nature of public discourse, media, business, literature, academia, and politics are profound. With dry humor, passionate fervor, and deep understanding, Ralph Keyes takes us on a tour of a world where truth and honesty are no longer absolutes but mutable, fluid concepts.