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Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making

The Quality of Life and Policy Issues among the Middle East and North African Countries

Authors: El-Aswad, El-Sayed

  • Presents a critical review of the scope of policy issues in the MENA countries
  • Examines the systems of social and public policies implemented in these countries
  • Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of social policy with regard to improving the quality of life and well-being of people in the MENA region
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This book addresses the challenges threatening the quality of life and well-being of people living in the MENA region. It focuses on both internal / local and external / global drivers impacting their well-being particularly in the domains of economy, health, and education. Additionally, it presents a critical analysis to help readers understand the position that the MENA countries currently occupy in the world. Lastly, it provides policy analysts and decision makers with otherwise hard to obtain data and information related to socio-economic, cultural, demographic, technological, and political factors that have influenced the quality of life there.

About the authors

Professor el-Sayed el-Aswad received his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has taught at Wayne State University (USA), Tanta University (Egypt), Bahrain University and United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). He achieved the CHSS-UAEU Award for excellence in scientific research publication for the 2013-2014 academic year. He served as Chairperson of the Sociology Departments at both the UAEU and Tanta University as well as the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Horizons in Humanities and Social Sciences: An International Refereed Journal (UAEU). He has published widely in both Arabic and English and is the author of Muslim Worldviews and Everyday Lives (AltaMira Press, 2012), Religion and Folk Cosmology: Scenarios of the Visible and Invisible in Rural Egypt  (Praeger Press, 2002; translated into Arabic in 2005) and The Folk House:  An Anthropological Study of Folk Architecture and Traditional Culture of the Emirates Society (al-Bait al-Sha‘bi) (UAE University Press, 1996).He has been awarded fellowships from various institutes including the Fulbright Program, the Ford Foundation, the Egyptian government, and the United Arab Emirates University.  He is a member of Editorial Advisory Boards of the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), Muslims in Global Societies Series, Tabsir: Insight on Islam and the Middle East, and CyberOrient (Online Journal of the Middle). He is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the Middle Eastern Studies of North America, the American Academy of Religion, and the International Advisory Council of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES).  He has published eight books, over eighty papers in peer-reviewed and indexed journals, and over thirty book reviews. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    el-Aswad, el-Sayed

    Pages 1-5

  • Methodology

    el-Aswad, el-Sayed

    Pages 7-11

  • Historical Background

    el-Aswad, el-Sayed

    Pages 13-44

  • Indicators of Quality of Life and Well-Being in the Middle East and North African Region: A Comparative Analysis

    el-Aswad, el-Sayed

    Pages 45-80

  • Key Drivers of Well-Being and Policy Issues in the Middle East and North Africa Region

    el-Aswad, el-Sayed

    Pages 81-130

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00326-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00325-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quality of Life and Policy Issues among the Middle East and North African Countries
Authors
Series Title
Human Well-Being Research and Policy Making
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00326-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00326-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00325-8
Series ISSN
2522-5367
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 143
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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