Show simple item record

AdvisorAbdi Elmi, Afyare
AuthorAl Handhali, Khalil Yahya
Available date2019-07-29T11:32:06Z
Publication Date2019-06
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/11669
AbstractThe aim of the thesis is to investigate the concept of national identity and its impact in the process of foreign policy decision-making by using a constructivist approach, with a particular focus on Oman’s foreign policy. The thesis attempts to demonstrate the degree to which the components of national identity in the Omani case are highly influential in foreign policy decision-making. The reason of choosing national identity in this research refers to the fact that it might be difficult to understand Oman’s contemporary foreign policy which is characterized by an independent and neutral approach, without first mapping the role of identity that shaped this approach. The main question of the thesis is that; to what extent does national identity and its components influence Oman’s foreign policy? In doing so, the study has conducted a qualitative research method and employed both primary and secondary resources. The findings of the study confirmed the argument that Oman’s contemporary foreign policy is driven largely by the national identity and its components which include (historical dimension, geographical location, cultural and civilizational heritage, religious aspect). The research concluded by arguing that although the succession process in Oman is problematic and there is uncertainty of whether Oman will maintain its foreign policy orientation after Qaboos’s reign; however it is unlikely that it will change its foreign policy dramatically as the components of its national identity will continue to determine the action of any future leader in Oman.
Languageen
Subjectnational identity - foreign policy
SubjectOman - national identity - foreign policy
TitleNational Identity And Its Impact On Shaping Oman's Contemporary Foreign Policy
TypeMaster Thesis
DepartmentGulf Studies


Files in this item

Icon

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record