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Social policy

This research area is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on some of the most pressing social policy issues in the UAE and region at large. Broadly, research in this area is concerned with social equality and cohesion, public service accessibility, inclusive policy making and the well being of individuals and families. Work in this area pays special attention to women, the elderly, the disabled and those living in remote and rural areas. Current and planned research in this area: Women and leadership in the UAE Social cohesion in Dubai Emirati family Inclusive policy making and citizen engagement Utilizing assistive technologies to aid accessibility for individuals with disabilities


 
 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Empowering Women in Remote Communities and Safeguarding Heritage

Published on: April 2018​
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Genre: Feminisms​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

​UAE has over ninety per cent of its population living in urban areas. Settlements in rural areas...

UAE Sovereign Wealth Funds as Enablers of the Global Factory

Published on: November 2017​
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Genre: Policy Implementation|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment vehicles controlling an estimated US$ 7....

Providing Equal Opportunities for youth in the western region

Published on: November 2016​
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Genre: Social Change|Youth​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Rural and remote areas face special education and employment challenges that differ from those fa...

Policy Council #6: Building an Inclusive UAE Society

Published on: May 2016​
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Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council|Policy Implementation​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 have emphasized the participation of Emiratis in eco...

Policy Council #6: Building an Inclusive UAE Society

Published on: May 2016​
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Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council|Policy Implementation​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 have emphasized the participation of Emiratis in eco...

Narrating Ourselves

Published on: February 2016​
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Genre: Culture|Social Change|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The UAE’s thrust onto the global stage and its endeavor to be a player in the global knowledge ec...

Policy Council #4: Fertility Rates among Emiratis in Dubai Challenges, Policies and the way forward

Published on: January 2016​
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Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specializin...

Noor Dubai Foundation: Initiatives in developing countries

Published on: December 2015​
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Genre: Development​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The Noor Dubai Foundation (the foundation) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit international...

Special Education Needs provision in mainstream schools in Dubai

Published on: December 2015​ Genre: Dubai Model|Education​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

In this paper, we review the published evidence to provide an analysis of how well inclusive educ...

Policy Council #3: Research in UAE - Present Challenges and Future Opportunities

Published on: May 2015​
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Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution focusing on...

Factors Affecting Knowledge Transfer in Public Organization Employees

Published on: January 2015​
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Genre: Culture|Knowledge Sharing|Knowledge Transfer|Public Organization​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Managing knowledge is considered an essential resource for both public and private sector organiz...

Translating "Gender" in the Arab World: Implications for Public Policy

Published on: April 2014​
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Genre: gender, gender and development, globalization​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

This paper highlights the importance of using the term ‘gender’ in Arabic and its relevance to pu...

From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Enhancing Women’s Participation in the GCC Workforce

Published on: December 2013​
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Genre: Feminisms|GCC|Gender|Gender policy​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Women dominate higher education in more than half of the Middle East and Gulf countries. For exam...

Women and Globalization in the GCC: Negotiating States, Agency and Social Change

Published on: April 2013​
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Genre: GCC|gender policy|gender, development, gender and citizenship|gender, social and cross-cultural psychology|Gender​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

“Women and Globalization in the GCC: Negotiating States, Agency and Social Change”, is a workshop...

Aging in the UAE and Services Available for the Elderly: Structured Interviews with Experts in th...

Published on: February 2013​
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Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The source of income for the vast majority of older people comes from their pension pay and/or so...

Gender and Public Policy Program Annual Report 2012

Published on: December 2012​
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Genre: gender, gender and development, globalization​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The Gender and Public Policy program is committed to supporting the Dubai School of Government’s ...

Improving Access to Special Educational Needs in Dubai’s Private Schools

Published on: May 2012​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The provision for students with special educational needs in schools in Dubai is in a development...

The Contribution of Women to Intellectual Thought and Science in the Arab World

Published on: May 2011​
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Genre: Education|Gender​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

This policy note is based on "The Contribution of Women to Intellectual Thought and Science in th...

Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities for Palestinian Youth?

Published on: March 2011​
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Genre: Youth​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

This brief investigates the effects of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for you...

Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities for Palestinian Youth?

Published on: March 2011​
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Genre: Youth​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

This brief investigates the effects of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for you...

Where are All the Men ? Gender, Participation and Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates

Published on: March 2011​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

This paper examines male participation in higher education in the UAE from an economic and sociol...

Arab Social Media Report: The Role of Social Media in Arab Women’s Empowerment

Published on: February 2011​
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Genre: Gender​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Arab Social Media Report: The Role of Social Media in Arab Women’s Empowerment Vol.1 No.3 Racha M...

Creating a National Oil Company in East Timor: Building on the Experience of Other Producers

Published on: January 2011​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Looking at East Timor, this paper focuses on the relationship between the national oil company an...

The Economic Imperatives of Marriage: Emerging Practices and Identities Among Youth in the Middle...

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

The Middle East today is a very youthful region, due to the consequences of the demographic trans...

Social Exclusion: Comparative Analysis of Europe and Middle East Youth

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Social policy, Wellbeing and Happiness​

Most typically, analyses of youth have employed either the neo-classical economic framework of hu...

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