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The role of media in United Arab Emirates public policy making

Abdulaziz Jasim Alzaabi, Mariam and Marni, Nurazmallail (2019) The role of media in United Arab Emirates public policy making. International Review of Social Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 73-83. ISSN 2309-0081


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This Paper connects theories of political communication, public relations and international relations to conceptualize a new model of Public Policy, where boundaries between distinct types of actors are drawn. It proposes an ecological model and a competition model of Public Policy. Based on these conceptual models, it empirically supports the academic rationalization of governmental interference in foreign media effects among its domestic citizens: Using a quota sample of 560 survey respondent from United Arab Emirates, the empirical part of the paper illustrated: 1. Governmental control on foreign media accessibility has significant effects on perceived media credibility and thus dependency on it; 2. Availability of domestic media resource negatively impacts dependency on foreign media; and 3. Foreign media and domestic media, as currently conceptualized, have distinct effects on the psychological activeness of UAE citizen to speak out against social issues.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public Policy, Media, United Arab Emirates, Post hoc analysis
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:88075
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 08:12
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 08:12

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