Gulf State Business

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Marc Valeri - Principal Investigator

 Dr. Marc Valeri is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East and Director of the Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter

After a Master's Degree in Comparative Politics, with speciality on Arab and Muslim worlds, Marc Valeri received a PhD in 2005 from Sciences Po Paris. His work dealt with nation-building and political legitimacy in the Sultanate of Oman since 1970.

He was 'Jean Monnet' Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy) in 2005-2006 and then 'Marie Curie' Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS, University of Exeter) between 2007 and 2009. In 2009-10, he held a position of Teaching Fellow in politics and constitutional law at the University of La Rochelle (France) ans was concomitantly Honourary Research Fellow at the IAIS. In September 2010, he took up his current position at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

Currently his main areas of interest are the social, political and economic transformations in the Gulf monarchies. Another activity of research he is developing is the issues of stability and consolidation of authoritarianism in the Middle East, and more broadly the question of legitimacy in authoritarian and non-democratic regimes.

The full list of publications is available here.

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