Domestic Politics in the United Arab Emirates: Social and Economic Policies, 1990–2000

  • Fatma al-Sayegh

Abstract

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

Keywords

Corn Depression Europe Income Resi 

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Notes

  1. 2.
    Ah Mohammed Khalifa, The United Arab Emirates: Unity in Fragmentation, London: Groom Helm, 1979, p. 9.Google Scholar
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    Mohammed Al-Fahim, From Rags To Riches:A Story of Abu Dhabi, London: The London Centre of Arab Studies, 1995, p. 34.Google Scholar
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    Malcolm Peck, The United Arab Emirates:A Venture in Unity, London: Croom Helm, 1986, p. 127.Google Scholar
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    Ragaei El Mallakh, The Economic Development of the United Arab Emirates, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981, pp. 58–9.Google Scholar

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© Joseph A. Kechichian 2001

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