Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy

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| Editors: Günter Tiess, Tapan Majumder, Peter Cameron

Qatar: Energy Policy

  • Jon TrubyEmail author
  • Francis Nii Nuertey Botchway
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_150-1

General Information on Qatar

GDP $167.6 billion (2017) (The World Bank, http://data.worldbank.org/country/qatar); GDP per capita (PPP): $124,500 (2017 est.) (CIA World Factbook, Qatar https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/qa.html); Sunni Muslim country prohibiting discrimination against other religions (US State Department, July–December, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report – Qatar, http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2010_5/168274.htm); progressive constitutional hereditary monarchy. Mixed legal system largely based on civil law for secular matters (originating from the Napoleonic era through Egypt), with sources including Islamic Law, and significant use of English Common Law in commercial matters. High levels of education spending (4.1% of GDP) (MEED Insight Report, Qatar Projects Market Report 2014 at 172-3, http://www.meed.com/Journals/2014/05/07/q/j/s/TOC-2014.pdf) for a national priority (Preparing youth to compete in a knowledge-based society...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Law and Development, College of LawQatar UniversityDohaQatar

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gokce Mete
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of DundeeDundeeUK