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GRAY, Matthew Barry
 
Affiliation
Faculty of International Research and Education, School of International Liberal Studies
Job title
Professor

Research Experience

  • 2019.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   School of International Liberal Studies   Professor

  • 2016.09
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    2019.04

    Waseda University   School of International Liberal Studies   Associate Professor

  • 2013.01
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    2016.08

    The Australian National University   Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies   Associate Professor

  • 2015.08
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    2016.07

    The University of Tokyo   Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia   Visiting Research Fellow

  • 2005.01
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    2013.01

    The Australian National University   Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies   Senior Lecturer

  • 2004.04
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    2005.01

    Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, Australia   Middle East and Africa Section, International Cooperation Branch   Director/Manager

  • 2002.08
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    2004.04

    Department of Defence, Canberra, Australia   Various   Assistant Director

  • 2000.08
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    2002.08

    Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)   Canberra, Australia   E-Commerce Coordinator

  • 2000.03
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    2000.08

    Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)   Milan Office, Italy   Project Manager, Olympics

  • 1997.08
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    2000.03

    Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)   Middle East/Indian Ocean Office, Canberra, Australia   Project Officer

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Education Background

  • 1995.01
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    2000.08

    The Australian National University   Faculty of Arts   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  

  • 1992.02
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    1994.04

    Macquarie University   Master of Arts (MA)  

  • 1989.02
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    1992.04

    Macquarie University   Bachelor of Arts (BA)  

Professional Memberships

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    JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

Research Areas

  • Area studies   Middle Eastern studies

Research Interests

  • international relations

  • political science

  • comparative political economy

  • Middle Eastern studies

 

Papers

  • A case and research agenda for the study of scent and perfumery in the Gulf

    Matthew Gray

    Journal of Gulf Studies   1 ( 1 ) 41 - 58  2024.01  [Refereed]  [International journal]

    Authorship:Lead author

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    Scholars have recently begun to turn their attention to the study of sensory perceptions, however to date their focus has overwhelmingly been on sight and sound: this is perhaps understandable, given the cultural importance of art, film and music. Crucially they are the sensations that can most easily and accurately be captured and arguably are more easily framed and described in most languages than are the sensations from smell, taste and touch. Yet smell is a crucial sense, and within this scent and fragrance are a core and universal feature of human cultures and activities. For as long as records have existed, there is plentiful evidence of scent being used in personal hygiene, mate attraction, religious ceremonies, life events, as a food additive and in a range of other social practices. The Middle East, and the Gulf more specifically, figures prominently in this history, extending to the present day, where scents and perfumes play prominent cultural and social roles and where there is a strong perfume industry with its own traditions and a growing global reach. This article is an initial scoping study and literature review of scent and perfume in the Gulf, seeking to begin a redress of the traditional neglect of the topic. It offers a case for much greater scholarly attention on the topic, given how scent and perfume connect to so many disciplines and fields within Gulf studies: history, sociology, anthropology, political science and other disciplines all stand to gain from more attention on the role and uses of fragrances in the Gulf, as do more specific interdisciplinary studies in areas such as identity, cosmopolitanism, sexuality, social class and others. While the article is necessarily cursory given the breadth of its scope, the intention is to identify an area of research currently underexamined, spark greater scholarly discussion and ultimately to trigger future research on an important aspect of the contemporary Gulf.

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  • The rise of minilateralism, the Indo-Pacific context, and the Arab Gulf states

    Matthew Gray

    Journal of the Indian Ocean Region     1 - 17  2023.11  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

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    This paper examines the potential of minilateralism in the context of the Arab Gulf states, given changes in the global geopolitical environment. As major powers such as the United States and China vie for security and economic opportunities, the Gulf will play a crucial role. Unlike the Cold War's simple bipolar order, the 2020s are likely to involve less formal and more dynamic arrangements, termed ‘minilateralism’. This paper details the sources, nature, and scope of minilateralism, comparing it to multilateralism, and considering its strengths and weaknesses. It then examines why minilateralism is potentially appealing to Gulf leaderships and looks at possible cases and modes of minilateralism that may emerge in and around the Gulf, including India's proposed Arabian-Mediterranean Corridor and the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The paper's conclusions are tentative, but there is evidence that the Gulf states are revisiting their foreign policies and beginning to adopt minilateral arrangements.

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  • The Search for Middle Eastern 'Development Models': Regional Differences, Economic Exceptionalism, and an Overambitious Concept

    Matthew Gray

    Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies   39 ( 1 ) 23 - 45  2023  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

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    Abstract (English):
    Scholars often appear obsessed with finding development “models” – that is, universal and transposable strategic and policy formulations for the management and enhancement of socioeconomic conditions
    and the business-government dynamic – and in modern times a variety of such models have been proposed for the Middle East, from state-led to market-led ones, and from imported ones such as the
    “Washington consensus” and a “Beijing consensus” to indigenous ones such as a “Dubai model.” But what is the exact history and trajectory of this search, and is it an appropriate approach? Does the Middle Eastern development experience suggest that such models can be identified and widely applied? Or are models really just attempts at creating frameworks, or even just checklists, based on a conglomeration of generic policies? This paper engages with these questions. It does this by examining some of the earlier development approaches of the region and their flaws, and then moves on to look at whether newer models proposed for the region, from the Beijing consensus to a Dubai or Qatar model, contain potential. The paper concludes from this that development “models” have proven weak and flawed when applied to the Middle East, and are an insufficient basis for understanding – much less predicting – the trajectories
    of the region’s political economies.

  • Gulf Security and Minilateralism: The Potential, the Problems, and the Prospects

    Matthew Gray

    Gull Studies Center Monograph Series Number 10   ( 10 )  2022.02  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

  • Rentierism’s Siblings: On the Linkages between Rents, Neopatrimonialism, and Entrepreneurial State Capitalism in the Persian Gulf Monarchies

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Journal of Arabian Studies   8 ( 1 ) 29 - 45  2018.09  [Refereed]

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    This paper examines rentier state theory (RST), and specifically “rentierism” as a more refined and nuanced variant of RST, arguing that while rentierism provides considerable utility in explaining the state-society relationships of the contemporary Arab states of the Persian Gulf, it is insufficient as a stand-alone explanation. It argues that rentierism needs to be considered as a political dynamic of the state-society relationship, rather than as a structural explanation for the state itself, as early RST more ambitiously sought to do. Rentierism therefore needs to be utilized in combination with two other explanatory frameworks, neopatrimonialism and state capitalism. In effect, these are rentierism’s theoretical “siblings”: they sharpen a rentier analysis by providing greater nuance into how elite networks, business-government relations, and personalized politics operate and interact in the allocative settings of the Gulf, as well as illustrating both the scope and the limits of rentierism as an explanatory framework.

  • Heritage, Public Space, and Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Dubai and Qatar

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Journal of Islamic Area Studies   9   3 - 15  2017

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  • Lunar Helium-3 Fuel for Nuclear Fusion: Technology, Economics, and Resources

    GRAY Matthew, Barry (co-author

    World Future Review   6 ( 2 ) 158 - 171  2014.06  [Refereed]

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    Nuclear fusion of helium-3 (3He) can be used to generate electrical power with little or no radioactive waste and no carbon emissions. Some forty-four tons of this fuel could meet the electricity needs of the United States for a year. Although rare on Earth, an estimated one million tons of 3He has collected on the surface of the moon. While it would cost approximately US$17 billion to develop a mine producing one ton of 3He per year, such an operation is commercially viable over the medium term given the estimated value of that ton of fuel: US$3.7 billion. This article outlines the technical and economic issues related to 3He and its extraction, and it presents a novel approach to estimating the worth of the fuel. The potential of 3He as a future energy source is set in the context of global energy forecasts and international efforts to investigate lunar 3He resources—including a recent Chinese mission.

  • A Tale of Two Middle Easts: Change and Stasis in the Arab World

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Griffith Asia Quarterly   1 ( 2/3 ) 51 - 76  2013  [Refereed]

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    This paper argues that the past two decades or so has witnessed a dramatic rise in the wealth and economic power of some parts of the Middle East, especially the Arab monarchies of the Gulf, while the non-energy exporting states, especially the republics such as Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and even Tunisia, lagged or even stagnated. The Gulf has had the financial power to cushion the effects of economic reform, and to engage with globalization on its own terms and at its own pace. The republics, meanwhile, have either blindly undertaken neoliberal reforms, which have been deeply unpopular with many people, or have tried to resist economic change and globalization, causing their economies to stagnate. There are now, it is argued here, two 'Middle Easts': the wealthy, predominantly Gulf one, increasingly engaged with Asia and the world and adapting to external change largely on its own terms; and a republican one, left behind by economic stagnation, political dissatisfaction, and a failure to address underlying problems such as rapid population growth, urbanization, and deteriorating social services. As regional power has shifted from this republican Middle East to the Gulf one, and the nature of this regional power has transformed from something primarily military to increasingly based on economic and 'soft' power, the future of the Middle East is becoming bifurcated. One part of it is looking increasingly active and open, while the other, after the shortcomings of the 'Arab Spring' and without dramatic reform, is at risk of remaining on the periphery of the international economic system.

  • A Theory of ‘Late Rentierism’ in the Arab States of the Gulf

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Center for International and Regional Studies Occasional Paper   ( 7 ) 1 - 44  2011.10  [Refereed]

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    Rentier state theory (RST), which seeks to explain the impacts of external payments (or rents) on state-society relations and governance, has now been in wide usage for over two decades, and is still routinely cited by scholars writing on the Gulf or other parts of the world. Its tenets are widely – if by no means unanimously – accepted, and it is argued here, do retain a strong validity at the broader level. However RST has not adapted enough to explain the dramatic changes in the political economies of the Gulf in the past two decades or so, including the responses of Dubai, Bahrain, and more recently Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others, to globalization, new technology, freer trade and investment, social change, and development imperatives. It is argued here that a new phase of RST – ‘late rentierism’ – should be applied to the wealthy Arab Gulf states. The case for late rentierism is made with an emphasis on the shortcomings or oversimplifications of other rentier approaches, and then late rentierism described and explained through a discussion and elucidation of its major features and characteristics, including how these vary, or not, from those of other rentier explanations.

  • Teaching International Business of the Middle East: Some Conceptual, Contextual, and Pedagogical Issues

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    The Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Conference 2011    2011  [Refereed]

  • Towards a Theory of ‘Late Rentierism’ in the Arab States of the Gulf

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2010    2010  [Refereed]

  • Revisiting Saddam Hussein’s Political Language: The Sources and Roles of Conspiracy Theories

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Arab Studies Quarterly   32 ( 1 ) 28 - 46  2010  [Refereed]

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    The article examines the political language used by Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq. Under discussion is Hussein's use of political speech with an emphasis on his references to conspiracy and conspiracy theories. These conspiracies appear to be divided into three categories: actual conspiracies, such as the use of faulty intelligence by George W. Bush, the U.S. president, to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq and subsequent war, conspiracies that Hussein actually believed, and those that he used to justify a course of action and to win popular support.

  • Peak Oil Theory: implications for Australia’s strategic outlook and the ADF

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Australian Defence Force Journal   180   28 - 42  2009.11

  • The Politics of the ‘New State Capitalism’: The Origins and Aims of Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009    2009  [Refereed]

  • The Dynamics of Middle Eastern Political Language

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Middle East Institute Insights   ( 1 ) 1 - 17  2009

  • Changes and Challenges in the Middle East

    Matthew Gray

    AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE   43 ( 4 ) 739 - 746  2008

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  • Explaining Conspiracy Theories in Modern Arab Middle Eastern Political Discourse: Some Problems and Limitations of the Literature

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies   17 ( 2 ) 155 - 174  2008  [Refereed]

  • Islam in the Iraqi and Afghan Constitutions: A Comparative Perspective

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Global Change, Peace & Security   19 ( 1 ) 17 - 34  2007  [Refereed]

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    Much of the controversy that surrounded the development of a constitution in Afghanistan in 2004, and in Iraq in 2005, was over the place and prominence that Islam should assume in the documents and, by extension, the role of religion in the new politics of the two states. This paper begins by providing a short background on the Islamic perspective on constitutional politics, and then moves on to consider the case studies of Afghanistan and Iraq through a detailed, comparative approach. It provides a historical context on previous constitutional experiments in the two states and the place of Islam in earlier constitutions, and then discusses the specific issues raised by the relationship between Islam and constitutionalism in contemporary Afghanistan and Iraq. In particular, the position and weight given to Islam and Islamic law in the two constitutions are considered, along with some of the strengths, weaknesses and controversies that accompanied the constitution drafting and ratification processes. The paper ends with a discussion of some of the challenges facing Iraq and Afghanistan and their new constitutions, given the dynamics and controversies outlined.

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  • Arafat's legacy, Abbas's challenges

    M Gray

    AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS   59 ( 2 ) 127 - 132  2005.06

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    The death of Yasser Arafat in November 2004 left much more than a set of job vacancies: as 'Mr Palestine', Arafat had come to embody the Palestinian cause, but also, due to the nature of his rule, left his successor Mahmoud Abbas with a list of major political and economic challenges. Chief among these is the Palestine Authority's relations with Israel and the need to return quickly to the negotiating table. But linked to the peace process are the conflicting challenges from Abbas's various domestic contenders, including from a new 'young guard' in the territories, a predominantly 'old guard' in the diaspora, and from Islamist groups - not to mention the problems stemming from the dire state of the Palestinian economy. This article examines these issues as both a legacy of Yasser Arafat and as a set of interconnected problems that will complicate Abbas' political manoeuvring in the coming months and years.

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  • Development strategies and the political economy of tourism in contemporary Jordan

    M Gray

    JORDAN IN TRANSITION     308 - 329  2001  [Refereed]

  • The Relationship between Economic Liberalization and Tourism in the Middle East: A Comparative Political Economy Study of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, 1970-2000

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Australian National University    2000.08  [Refereed]

  • The Political Economy of Tourism in North Africa: Comparative Perspectives

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Thunderbird International Business Review   42 ( 4 ) 393 - 408  2000  [Refereed]

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    Tourism has become a salient sector in the economic‐development strategies of North Africa, despite the fact that the states of the region have met with varying degrees of success in their attempts to expand and develop their tourism sectors. This article adopts a political‐economy approach to the analysis of tourism in North Africa. Its aims are to highlight the main aspects of the region's political economy that have influenced outcomes in the tourism sector of each country, and then to explain the political dynamics that underlie the tourism sectors of the region. This article asserts that all North African states now have embraced tourism—albeit with varying amounts of enthusiasm—as a key economic industry. It examines the relationship between tourism and economic reform in the region, followed by the political dynamics of the sector, arguing that tourism is a very political affair, but for reasons different than in other sectors of the economy. It concludes with some observations on the strategic and developmental challenges that confront the development of tourism in North Africa.

  • Economic reform, privatization and tourism in Egypt

    M Gray

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES   34 ( 2 ) 91 - 112  1998.04  [Refereed]

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  • Electoral Politics and the 1997 Elections in Yemen

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   21 ( 3 ) 31 - 47  1998  [Refereed]

  • The Political Economy of Tourism in Syria: State, Society, and Economic Liberalization

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Arab Studies Quarterly   19 ( 2 ) 57 - 73  1997  [Refereed]

  • Yemen’s Political Economy since Unification and its Problems with Liberalisation

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Journal of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies   3 ( 1 ) 139 - 150  1996  [Refereed]

  • A New Breeze through an Ancient Land: Political Liberalization and Democratization in Contemporary Yemen

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Macquarie University    1994.04  [Refereed]

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Books and Other Publications

  • The political economies of the Arab Gulf states: policies for change, frameworks for stasis

    Shahram Akbarzadeh (ed, The Edward Elgar Handbook of, Middle East Politics( Part: Contributor)

    Edward Elgar  2023.10 ISBN: 9781802205626  [Refereed]

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    Notwithstanding some variations between them, the Arab states of the Gulf – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – form a political-economic subregion within the Middle East and share a number of important characteristics. Overall, they are wealthier per capita than most other economies in the region, and their combined GDP, at some US$1.6 billion, is about half the total of the entire Middle East. This wealth, disproportionately derived from their oil and gas production, has been both a blessing and a curse: it has permitted broad rises in incomes and rapid development, but also distorted labour markets, state-society dynamics, and state-business relationships. These states are seeking to address some of these issues, especially through national development strategies and plans for economic diversification. Such plans, while ambitious, are not new and have been pursued, typically with only limited success, in the past. Yet as global energy dynamics shift, and the end of the oil age appears closer while changes in gas and petrochemicals also promise upheavals for producers, there is increased urgency for economic and other reforms.
    This chapter examines this challenge, seeking to both illuminate the pragmatic development challenges that lie ahead, while also laying out a theoretical framework for understanding the nature of Gulf regimes and state-society and state-business relationships. It argues that the oil age, especially since the 1970s, has created political economies in the region structured around a tripartite dynamic, in which rentierism (or in the past couple of decades, “late” rentierism), entrepreneurial state capitalism, and more recently economic statecraft have formed a mutually-supportive set of political-economic structures. Ultimately, late rentierism has allowed for nuanced allocative mechanisms to remain dominant in state-society relations and financed state economic strategies; entrepreneurial state capitalism has served to smooth out rent fluctuations and consolidate regime relationships with key elites; and economic statecraft has served as a tool for state-building, nation-building, national security, and the creation of new economic and commercial opportunities. In these ways, these three features and how they interact with and reinforce each other have created a structure that very effectively serves to support the durability of extant regimes, making Gulf political economies appear quite dynamic yet resilient. The ultimate long-term question, however, is whether this structure is sufficiently adaptable for the challenges now emerging, and whether it can survive the transformation that will be needed to steer the region out of the oil age.

  • The Changing Security Environment in the Indo-Pacific and the Implications for the GCC

    Adel Abdel Ghafar, Abdullah Baabood, Asia in the GCC, A New, Strategic Partner( Part: Contributor)

    Middle East Council on Global Affairs, Doha and Waseda University, Tokyo  2023.07

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    Book description:

    Over the past two decades, the four major Asian powers—Japan, China, India, and South Korea—have deepened their engagement across the Middle East, in particular with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Cooperation between the Asian powers and the GCC has been multifaceted, incorporating socio-economic, political, and security dimensions. Across the GCC, the Asian powers’ growing footprint can clearly be observed. From South Korean construction and Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) connectivity to Japanese infrastructure and technology investments and extensive Indian manpower, all indicate that these partnerships will only grow as the economic weight of the world shifts to Asia.

    As the GCC countries undergo a historic process of socio-economic transition, these partnerships will become increasingly important. Fluctuating hydrocarbon revenues, demographic pressures, unemployment among Gulf youth, and a lack of economic diversification have put enormous strain on public finances. Together, these factors have created major impetus for economic reform across the GCC. In addition to socio-economic challenges, GCC countries are likely to feel the increased impact of climate change over the next decades. Asian powers will have an important role to play as GCC states address these multilayered, complex challenges.

    Asian powers’ growing engagement with the GCC will come with the challenge of having to navigate an increasingly convoluted geopolitical picture. Intensifying U.S.-China competition, ongoing civil wars and unrest in the broader Middle East, inter-GCC disagreements, and tensions over Iran’s nuclear program all highlight that the four Asian powers cannot limit their engagement to the economic realm and may have to contribute to the region’s security architecture.

    To examine the multifaceted and expansive socio-economic, political, and security linkages between the GCC and Asia, the Middle East Council on Global Affairs and the State of Qatar Chair for Islamic Area Studies at Waseda University initiated a two-year research project bringing together leading experts to provide in-depth, timely analysis on many of these issues. Two workshops were held, one in Doha in 2022 and one in Tokyo in 2023. Participants were invited to contribute forward-looking, policy-oriented chapters to this dossier, which focuses on key issues and trends shaping Asia-GCC relations.

  • Revisiting Late Rentierism

    Tarik M. Yousef, Adel Abdel Ghafar (eds, The Gulf Cooperation Council, at Forty: Risk, Opportunity in, a Changing World( Part: Contributor)

    Brookings Institution Press  2023 ISBN: 9780815739548  [Refereed]

  • Qatar: Leadership transition, regional crisis, and the imperatives for reform

    Martin Beck, Thomas Richter, 'Oil and the political economy in the Middle East: Post-2014 adjustment policies of the Arab Gulf and beyond'( Part: Contributor)

    Manchester University Press  2021.07 ISBN: 9781526149091  [Refereed]

  • Conspiracy theories in the Middle East

    ( Part: Contributor, Michael Butter and Peter Knight (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories)

    Routledge  2020.02 ISBN: 9780815361749  [Refereed]

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    Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, the Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories provides a comprehensive overview of conspiracy theories as an important social, cultural and political phenomenon in contemporary life.

    This handbook provides the most complete analysis of the phenomenon to date. It analyses conspiracy theories from a variety of perspectives, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. It maps out the key debates, and includes chapters on the historical origins of conspiracy theories, as well as their political significance in a broad range of countries and regions. Other chapters consider the psychology and the sociology of conspiracy beliefs, in addition to their changing cultural forms, functions and modes of transmission. This handbook examines where conspiracy theories come from, who believes in them and what their consequences are.

    This book presents an important resource for students and scholars from a range of disciplines interested in the societal and political impact of conspiracy theories, including Area Studies, Anthropology, History, Media and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

    The chapter by Matthew Gray investigates the sources, dynamics, and impacts of conspiracy theories in the Middle East (in particular, the Arab world, with some mention of Iran and Israel), outlining which aspects of conspiracy theories are shared with other parts of the world and which are unique to the region, and why,

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  • Qatar: an ambitious small state

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Shahram Akbarzadeh (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East)

    Routledge  2019

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    https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-International-Relations-in-the-Middle-East-1st-Edition/Akbarzadeh/p/book/9780415317283

  • The Economy of the Gulf States

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Sole author)

    Agenda Publishers  2019.01 ISBN: 9781788210003

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    https://agendapub.com/index.php/component/catalogos/?view=title&id=36

  • Theorizing Politics, Patronage, and Corruption in the Arab Monarchies of the Gulf

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Laura Ruiz de Elvira, Christoph H. Schwarz, Irene Weipert-Fenner (eds), Clientelism and Patronage in the Middle East and North Africa: Networks of Dependency)

    Routledge  2018.06

  • Emerging Trends and Debates in Gulf Studies

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Katlyn Quenzer, Maria Syed, and Elisabeth Yarbakhsh (eds), Emerging Scholarship on the Middle East and Central Asia)

    Lexington Books  2018.04

  • Theoretical approaches to the political economy of tourism in the GCC states

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Marcus L. Stephenson and Ala Al-Hamarneh (eds), International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States: Challenges and Opportunities)

    Routledge  2017

  • Political Economy Dynamics in the Arab Gulf States: Implications for Political Transition

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Amin Saikal (ed.), The Arab World and Iran: A Turbulent Region in Transition)

    Palgrave Macmillan  2016

  • Saudi Arabia: Regional Politics and the Rivalry with Iran

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Karl Yambert (ed.), Security Issues in the Greater Middle East)

    Praeger  2016

  • Global Security Watch―Saudi Arabia

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Sole author)

    Praeger  2014.12 ISBN: 9780313386992

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    http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313386992

  • Western Theories about Conspiracy Theories and the Middle Eastern Context: The Scope and Limits of Explanatory Transpositions

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Michael Butter and Maurus Reinkowski (eds), Conspiracy Theories in the United States and the Middle East: A Comparative Approach)

    de Gruyter  2014

  • Chapter Two: Rentier State Theory, State-Society Relations, Peak Oil – Considerations for the GCC Countries

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Fahhad Alharbi, Sayeed Shawkath, Abdulaziz Alhies and Abdulrahman Alshehri (eds), Peak Oil: Challenges and Opportunities for the GCC Countries)

    Arabic and International Relations Forum  2014

  • Qatar: Politics and the Challenges of Development

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Sole author)

    Lynne Rienner  2013.04 ISBN: 9781588269287

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    https://www.rienner.com/title/Qatar_Politics_and_the_Challenges_of_Development

  • The 2011 Bahrain Uprising: Its Sources, Impact, and Lessons

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Benjamin Isakhan, Fethi Mansouri and Shahram Akbarzadeh (eds), The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East)

    Melbourne University Press  2012

  • Political Culture, Political Dynamics, and Conspiracism in the Arab Middle East

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Arndt Graf, Schirin Fathi and Ludwig Paul (eds), Orientalism and Conspiracy. Essays in Honor of Sadik al-Azm)

    I. B. Taurus  2011

  • Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World: Sources and Politics

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Sole author)

    Routledge  2010.06 ISBN: 9780415575188

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    http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415575195/

  • The Cold War and Propaganda, Ideology and Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Kathleen Starck (ed.), Between Fear and Freedom: Cultural Representations of the Cold War)

    Cambridge Scholars Publishing  2010

  • Development Strategies and the Political Economy of Tourism in Contemporary Jordan

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, George Joffé (ed), Jordan in Transition, 1990-2000)

    Hurst & Company  2002

  • Political Transformation, Economic Reform, and Tourism in Syria

    GRAY Matthew Barry( Part: Contributor, Yiorgos Apostolopoulos, Lila Leontidou & Philippos J. Loukissas (eds), Mediterranean Tourism: Facets of Socioeconomic Development and Cultural Change)

    Routledge  2000

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Presentations

  • Branding and State-Building in the Arab Gulf States: The Cases of Qatar and Dubai

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Islam and Multiculturalism: History, Challenges and Prospects  (Waseda University, Tokyo) 

    Presentation date: 2016.12

  • Rentier Wealth: Cure or Curse for the Gulf States?

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    The “Resource Curse” in the Gulf Working Group  (Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University Qatar, Doha, Qatar) 

    Presentation date: 2016.10

  • Situating the Debate: The Case for a Re-imagination of the Gulf’s Politics

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Japan Association of Middle East Studies (JAMES) Annual Conference 2016  (Keio University, Tokyo)  Japan Association of Middle East Studies

    Presentation date: 2016.05

  • Heritage, Development and the Symbolism of Public Spaces in the Arab Gulf States: National Identities and Pseudo-Cosmopolitanism in Doha and Dubai

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    2014 Exeter/Georgetown Gulf Conference: The Heritage Boom in the Gulf; Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives  (University of Exeter, UK) 

    Presentation date: 2014.09

  • The Arab Gulf Political Economies and Problems of Political Transition and Pluralism

    GRAY Matthew Barry  [Invited]

    The Arab World, Iran, and the Major Powers  (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2014.06

  • The Categorization and Delineation of Rentierism: With Special Reference to Tourism

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Gulf Research Meeting 2013  (University of Cambridge, UK)  Gulf Research Center

    Presentation date: 2013.07

  • Rentier State Theory, State-Society Dynamics and Peak Oil: Considerations for the GCC Countries

    GRAY Matthew Barry  [Invited]

    Peak Oil: Challenges and Opportunities for the GCC Countries  (Doha, Qatar)  Forum for Arab and International Relations/Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute

    Presentation date: 2013.04

  • Critiquing the ‘Dubai Model’: Its Scope and Limits in the Study of the Political Economy of Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    2012 Gulf Studies Conference  (University of Exeter, UK)  Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies

    Presentation date: 2012.07

  • Theoretical Approaches to the Political Economy of Tourism in the Arab Gulf States

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Gulf Research Meeting 2012  (University of Cambridge, UK) 

    Presentation date: 2012.07

  • The Gulf One Year On: The Impacts of the Bahrain Uprising

    GRAY Matthew Barry  [Invited]

    The Middle East in Revolt: The First Anniversary  (University of Melbourne, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2012.03

  • Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab states of the Gulf: The political, economic and regional consequences of the 2011 protests

    GRAY Matthew Barry  [Invited]

    The Arab Revolutions in Content: Socio-Political Implications for the Middle East and Beyond  (The University of Melbourne, Australia)  Joint Forum with Deakin University and the University of Melbourne

    Presentation date: 2011.06

  • Teaching International Business of the Middle East: Some Conceptual, Contextual, and Pedagogical Issues

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    The Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Annual Conference 2011  (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)  Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA)

    Presentation date: 2011.04

  • Western Theories about Conspiracy Theories and the Middle Eastern Context: The Scope and Limits of Explanatory Transpositions

    GRAY Matthew Barry  [Invited]

    Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East and the United States: A Comparative Approach  (University of Freiburg, Germany)  Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

    Presentation date: 2011.01

  • UAE and Kuwaiti Sovereign Wealth Funds

    GRAY Matthew Barry  [Invited]

    Politics of Sovereign Wealth Funds  (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2009.11

  • The Politics of the ‘New State Capitalism’: The Origins and Aims of Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009  (Macquarie University, Sydney)  Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)

    Presentation date: 2009.09

  • The Failure of Constitutionalism in Iraq

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    British International Studies Association Annual Conference  (University of Exeter, UK)  British International Studies Association (BISA)

    Presentation date: 2008.12

  • The Cold War and Propaganda and Conspiracy Theories in the Arab Middle East

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Cultural Representations of the Cold War  (University of Osnabrück, Germany)  Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik

    Presentation date: 2008.12

  • The Politics of Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies  (Amman, Jordan)  World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

    Presentation date: 2006.06

  • The Place of Islam in the Iraqi and Afghani Constitutions

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Law, Religion and Social Change  (Australian National University, Canberra)  School of Law

    Presentation date: 2006.05

  • Leadership Transition and the Politics of Economic Reform in Bashar’s Syria

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    2005 Middle East and Central Asia Conference  (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA) 

    Presentation date: 2005.09

  • Political Culture, Political Dynamics, and Conspiracism in the Arab Middle East

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    ‘Orientalism and Conspiracy’ Workshop in Honour of Sadik al-Azm  (University of Hamburg, Germany)  Asia-Africa-Institute

    Presentation date: 2005.06

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Misc

  • Branding and State-Building in the Arab Gulf States: The Cases of Qatar and Dubai

    GRAY Matthew Barry

    Proceedings of the conference: Islam and Multiculturalism: History, Challenges and Prospects, eds. Tetsu Akiyama, Wakao Kumakura and Ryuichi Sugiyama (Tokyo: Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University, 2016)     77 - 83  2016  [Invited]

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Syllabus

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Teaching Experience

  • The Gulf Strategic Environment (postgraduate course) (taught 2005-2015)

    Australian National University  

  • Dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (postgraduate course) (taught 2005-2010)

    Australian National University  

  • Issues of Development in the Middle East (postgraduate course) (taught 2005-2014)

    Australian National University  

  • The Dynamics of Business in the Middle East (undergraduate course) (taught 2009-2015)

    Australian National University  

  • The Political Economy of the Middle East (undergraduate course) (taught 2007-2014)

    Australian National University  

  • Special Topic in Culture and Communication: Introduction to Middle Eastern Studies (postgraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • Advanced Seminar (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • Advanced Course: Selected Topics in Middle Eastern Studies: The Iraq Wars (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • Intermediate Seminar: International Politics in the Middle East (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • Intermediate Course: Reform and Development in Middle Eastern Political Economies (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • Introductory Course: The Political Economy of the Middle East (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • First Year Seminar IB: Introduction to Tourism Studies (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

  • First Year Seminar IIB: Debating Political Stability (undergraduate course)

    Waseda University  

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Sub-affiliation

  • Faculty of International Research and Education   Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

  • Faculty of International Research and Education   Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies

Research Institute

  • 2022
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    2024

    Waseda Center for a Carbon Neutral Society   Concurrent Researcher