The United Arab Emirates

  • Mishana HosseiniounEmail author
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


The controlled reform instituted by the United Arab Emirates’ as part of a ruling bargain to balance endogenous pressures with state objectives forms the heart of this chapter, as does an attempt to mediate between foreign accusations of autocratic and arbitrary rule, and domestic attempts at a progressive declaratory human rights regime. From the UAE case, it is possible to note the importance of rights cushions that absorb the blowbacks from accumulated human rights abuses, and work to enhance the Emirates’ legitimacy at home and abroad.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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