Palgrave Handbook of Policy Making and Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (1st ed. 2025)

Edited by Alexander Dawoody

ISBN13: 9783031358388

Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG


Published: 17/04/2025

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This handbook examines policy-making processes and policy development in the Middle East and North Africa. It assesses efforts to implement policy reform and social services across the region, providing in-depth country case studies written by leading experts from around the world. Chapters examine numerous themes pertinent to aspects of public policy and social policy, including economic development, civil society, healthcare and education reform, gender equality, migration and religion. Other areas of focus include sound governance, sustainable development and international aid, whilst attention is also given to violence prevention, warfare, terrorism, the impact of Covid-19, and technology and communication. The book will appeal to students and scholars of public policy, public administration and governance, as well as those interested in the Middle East and North Africa more generally.
Chapter 1. Introduction, Alexander Dawoody.- Chapter 2. Movers and Shakers of Sustainable Development in MENA, S. Duygu Sever and M. Evren Tok.- Chapter 3. Rentierism and Governing Public Private Partnerships in the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council Monarchies, Tamer Qarmout, Sonia D’Angelo, Rahel M. Schomaker and Hamid Ali.- Chapter 4. The Development of the Arab State and its Economic Consequences, Paul Rivlin.- Chapter 5. International Aid for Good Governance: Evaluating the EU’s Neighborhood Policy Impact in the MENA Region, Zoubair Khouaja, and Mohamed Elmustapha Benelhaj.- Chapter 6. The Myth of Development: Understanding the Impact of Internal Conflict on Government Effectiveness in the Middle East and North Africa, Md. Shahriar Islam and Mohammad Mohabbat Khan.- Chapter 7. Oil as a Double-Edged Sword, Alexander Dawoody.- Chapter 8. Towards a Regulatory Governance: The Evolution of the Iranian Regulatory Landscape, Seyed MohamadSadegh Emamian, Mahdi Mirzaei, and Amir Hosein Ghalandari.- Chapter 9. Women's Agency in Times of Oppression and Conflict: A Case Study of the Plight of Iraqi Women, Yasmin Khodary.- Chapter 10. Women’s Issues in the Middle East and North Africa: A Case Study, Fawziah Rabiah-Mohammed and Olayinka Ariba.- Chapter 11. Alternative Politics and Citizens’ Dissatisfaction with the Implementation of Policy, Niva Golan-Nadir, Nissim Cohen and, Aviad Rubin.- Chapter 12. Shrinking the Space of the Palestinian Civil Society Organizations: Israel’s Designation of Six Palestinian NGOs as “Terrorist Groups,” Moh’d Awad and Karmel Al Salqan.- Chapter 13. Changing Dynamics of International Immigration and Turkish Experience, Songül Sallan Gül, Hüseyin Gül, Özlem Kahya Nizam  and Emine Türkmen Er.- Chapter 14. Foreign Governments’ Utilization of NGOs to Influence U.S. Foreign Policy, Fred A. Lazin, Ben Gurion.- Chapter 15. State Capacity and Governance Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa, Hamid E. Ali.- Chapter 16. Social Protection Policies and Inclusive Societies at a Time of Poli-Crises: A Focus on Middle Income Countries in the Middle East, Ghada Barsoum.- Chapter 17. Governance of Egypt’s Public and Private Universities: Leadership Challenges Confronting a Critical Development Sector in Transition, Jennifer Bremer.- Chapter 18. An Overview of the Iranian Multi-level Governance Model: Understanding the Role of Supra-Governmental Councils in Achieving Policy Consistency and Stability, Seyed Mohamad Sadegh Emamian.- Chapter 19. Relevant Indicators in the Arab World to Improve Network Readiness Index (NRI), Satya N. Prattipati, Ahmed A. Gomaa, and Satya P. Chattopadhyay.- Chapter 20. Loops, Matrix, and Relations: Introducing a Nexis Model for the Middle East, Alexander Dawoody.- Chapter 21. Assessing Governance in Agriculture: Case Studies of Agricultural Extension and Cooperationin Egypt, Yasmin Khodary.- Chapter 22. Challenges and Opportunities of the Arab Spring for State-building and Inclusive Governance: A Case Study, Moosa Elayah and Somia Abdul Same’e.- Chapter 23. Assessing the Impact of Institutional Governance in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on the Development of Effective Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) Policies: A Preliminary Comparative Case Study, Hiba Khodr.- Chapter 24. Prospects and Challenges of Implementing Health Insurance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Case Study, Rebin M. Ahmed.- Chapter 25. Health System Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Region: A Case Study, Fawziah Rabiah-Mohammed, Abe Oudshoorn, and Hossein Khalili.- Chapter 26. Issues of Governance in Ancient Egypt, Laila El Baradei.- Chapter 27. How the Political Climate of a Region Can Foster a Terrorist Group Like ISIS: A Case Study, Joy Samad.- Chapter 28. Pacifism vs. Radicalism: A Case Study of the ShiiteRevolts in Iraq, Alexander R. Dawoody.- Chapter 29. Trade, Politics, and South-South Relations: A Case Study, Penny L. Watson.- Chapter 30. A Case Study in Teaching Regional Conflict: Teaching Israel and Palestine in Iraq, Joy Samad.- Chapter 31. Wars, Invasions, and Regime Change: MENA and Decoding the Neocons’ Projects, Alexander Dawoody.
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Public administration
  • Central government policies
  • Professional & Vocational
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