Re-negotiating the Social Contract in the GCC: State-Business Relations and Reforms in the Oil-Rentier Gulf Monarchies
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Associate Professor Marc Valeri
BA (Sciences Po Grenoble), MA, PhD (Sciences Po Paris)
Associate Professor in Political Economy of the Middle East, Director - Centre for Gulf Studies
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 IAIS 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) and was concomitantly Honorary 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.
I am happy to supervise postgraduate research students in the areas of:
- Politics, political economy and sociology of the Gulf monarchies and the Arabian Peninsula.
- State-business relations in the Middle East or/and in a more global comparative perspective.
Opportunities for funded studentships are described here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/pg-research/money/phdfunding/
I have examined doctoral students in Exeter and elsewhere, including Bath, Leeds, London (King's College, SOAS), Oxford and Melbourne (Australia).