QATAR 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP: MULTI-CULTURALISM OR CLASH OF CIVILIZATION

Authors

  • BALARABE ABUBAKAR BELLO KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, NIGERIA
  • PROF. TUKUR ABDULKADIR Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Keywords:

Culture, Civilization, Pluralism, Football

Abstract

This paper examines FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar in order to ascertain whether the event will promote multiculturalism or lead to a clash of civilizations. Qatar is the host nation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is a relatively small, but wealthy nation located in the Middle East, and is home to a diverse array of ethnic and cultural groups. The paper will analyze the potential benefits Qatar may gain in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and how these benefits may lead to increased multiculturalism in the region. Additionally, the paper will examine the potential for the event to lead to a clash of civilizations, and the implications that could have. The Theory of Cultural Pluralism was adopted to serve as a theoretical base for this paper. The paper adopts qualitative analysis to serve as a method for data collection; it draws on a variety of research sources, including academic journals, news articles, and reports from international organizations. Overall, this paper assess Qatar’s motives for hosting the event, the potential for increased multiculturalism, the potential for a clash of civilizations, and the potential implications for human rights in the region.

Author Biographies

BALARABE ABUBAKAR BELLO, KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, NIGERIA

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE,
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES,
KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, NIGERIA

PROF. TUKUR ABDULKADIR, Kaduna State University, Kaduna

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE,
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES,
KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA, NIGERIA

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Published

2024-04-22

How to Cite

BELLO, B. A. ., & ABDULKADIR, T. . (2024). QATAR 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP: MULTI-CULTURALISM OR CLASH OF CIVILIZATION. Wukari International Studies Journal, 8(1), 51–59. Retrieved from https://wissjournals.com.ng/index.php/wiss/article/view/283