Domestic Politics in the United Arab Emirates: Social and Economic Policies, 1990–2000
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at an exciting crossroads in its short development. Thirty years since its establishment as a federation, its leaders have spent considerable energy to foster a unified and stable political system, support traditional yet modernizing social and economic structures—capable of adapting to dramatic and fast changes—and fund a diversified economy that is less dependent on fluctuating oil prices. Since 2 December 1971, two significant steps have marked the development of this country—first, a political union of the former Trucial States against some odds, and second, the genuine development of the less fortunate Northern Emirates.1
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