With increasing unemployment and the introduction of taxes, Gulf citizens are beginning to ask questions about their economic future.
Mira Al Hussein
Mira Al Hussein is a sociologist of culture, politics, and higher education in the Arab states of the Gulf. She is a fellow with the Columbia University Global Centre’s program on Exiting Violence, researching issues on individual agency, collective capacity building, and migration.
A fixed definition of civil society can cloud a deeper understanding of how civil society can function in different contexts, like that of the UAE.