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Hyper-Consumption to Circular Economy in the United Arab Emirates: Discarding the Disposable and Cherishing the Valuable
(ARMG Publishing, 2020-10-05)
Overconsumption of resources and consumer items is an important driver for environmental degradation and climate change. Malls, shopping, and conspicuous consumption are deeply ingrained in the local values and the global ...
Refinancing the Rentier State: Welfare, Inequality, and Citizen Preferences toward Fiscal Reform in the Gulf Oil Monarchies
(City University of New York, 2019)
Middle East oil producers are today pursuing profound transformations of their rentier economies, including through new taxes and reductions in state spending and welfare subsidies that have supported citizens for generations. ...
World Literature in the World? Kahf ’s The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf and the Transnational Reading Public
Criticized for being too Euro- and Americentric, world literature scholarship tends to center on the American implications of this shortcoming, with little discussion of world literature beyond these centers. This paper ...