Social Studies Program
The Program aspires to follow an effective approach in studying different social issues in Yemen and the SCSS area of interest (MENA) and the whole Mid East in general. Its focus shall be on scrutinizing and exploring extremely serious and significant societal issues such poverty and development in addition to the youth and woman issues; education and health problems as well as environmental concerns. Under these divisions, there are other sub-topics and issues that would be tackled.
Civil Society, Democracy, and the Middle EastAuther:Suhair || Date:
The term "civil society" has gained currency as an important factor correlating with democratization in developing countries (LDCs), including those in the Middle East. Civil society is used to label groups contrasted to the state, regardless of purpose or character. Their mere existence and function is thought somehow to deter the state's power and increase prospects for democratization.
Public Oversight of the Security Sector : A Handbook for Civil Society Organizations:Auther:Suhair || Date:
This Handbook provides structured guidance for civil society organizations (CSOs) on the role they can play in democratic security sector oversight. Many CSOs have facilitated security sector reform processes in transition and post-conflict states, yet much of their potential remains untapped. Similarly, the longer term role CSOs play in maintaining a democratically-managed security sector is sometimes under-emphasized in the developed and developing worlds. The Handbook is designed primarily for civil society and non-governmental organizations, but is also relevant to democratic institutions, democratic representatives, policymakers, SSR practitioners, researchers, security sector institutions, the media, and international organizations partnering with CSOs on democratic security governance issue.
The Role Of Civil Society In Decentralised Governance For Poverty Reduction: The Experience In West AfricaAuther:Suhair || Date:
The Role Of Civil Society In Decentralised Governance For Poverty Reduction: The Experience In West Africa. Paper Presented By Cornelius Adablah At UN-DESA Workshop On Poverty Alleviation And Social Inclusion, Dakar, 01 - 02 July 2003.
The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in EthiopiaAuther:Suhair || Date:
A paper presented at the Ethiopian Americans Council Conference hosting the honourable Anna Gomes, European Union M.P..on the theme: “Protecting the Democratic Rights of the Ethiopian people: Reflections and Next Steps” held in Los Angeles California, on July 2, 2006. The work is slated to be published in the next issue of the Horn of Africa, a refereed Journal published at Rutgers University in , New Jersey, U.S.A.
Water a shared responsibility The United Nations World Water Development Report 2Auther:Suhair || Date:
This second Report, Water, A Shared. Responsibility, sets water issues .... UN World Water Development Report 2006 - Water: A Shared Responsibility ...
The Internet and Virtual Civil Society: The New Frontier of Social CapitalAuther:Suhair || Date:
Although scholars generally agree that social interactions within traditional social groups build social capital, they debate the benefits of a virtual civil society based on social interactions over the Internet. Our research examines how interpersonal social group activity and virtual activity contribute to the multiple dimensions of social capital: social trust, citizen norms and political involvement. Our analyses rely on data collected in the 2005 Citizenship Involvement Democracy survey conducted by the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University. This survey provides unique detail on participation in both social groups and virtual interactions. Our findings suggest that social group activity and virtual interactions both foster democratic norms and activities.
Civil Society and DevelopmentAuther:Suhair || Date:
This paper sets out DFID’s approach to working in partnership with civil society and aims to: - look at the role of civil society in development and identify the key areas where DFID is working with and through civil society to reduce poverty; and - set out the range of mechanisms DFID has for working with and supporting civil society in these areas.