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Biography

I am a professor in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Centre for Global Development. I am also a member of the Centre for Civil Society and the Rule of Law and the New Europe Centre.

My main reseach interests are in gender, quality of life and social quality, and social, economic and political transfromations. I have carried out reseach in the UK, the European Union, the former Soviet Union, East Africa and the Middle East and North Africa. I am author (with Claire Wallace and Melissa Taylor) of the best selling text An Introduction to Sociology: Femminist Perspectives (3rd editon 2005). Routledge. My most recent book (with Andrea Teti and Francesco Cavatorta) The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia: Social, Economic and Political Transfromations in the Arab World. Palgrave Macmillian,  was published in January 2018.  My work has been published in English, French, Swedish, Polish, Korean and Chinese. 

I am currently writting up for publication, with Andrea Teti,  the findings from the Arab Transformations Project funded under the EU's Framework Programme 7 (€2.49m, SSH-2012, grant number 320214, 2012-16). I am directing the Fostering a Social Practice Approach to Adult Literacies for Improving People’s Quality of Life in Western Rwanda project funded under the Scottish Government's Scotland Rwanda Programme  (£1.2m, 2017-22). With Lucia D'Ambruoso I am working on a project Fostering Support for Child And Family Wellbeing - Learning from International Experience, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  I am also  working on an ESRC funded project with Professor  Claire Wallace on Growing up and Growing Older in  Aberdeen and a University of Aberdeen funded project with Professor George Youngson The Social Impact of a Specialist Paediatric Surgical Service in Rwanda : A Qualitative Evaluation of the Effects on Child, Family and Community.

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Rwanda Social Sciences
sanitation Earth & Environmental Sciences
economics Social Sciences
democracy Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
USSR Medicine & Life Sciences
corruption Social Sciences
Tunisia Social Sciences

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Research Output 1987 2020

Ben Ali: the Tunisian autocrat who laid the foundations for his demise

Abbott, P., 7 Oct 2019, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tunisia
popular uprising
Saudi Arabia
exile
Middle East
2 Citations (Scopus)

Beyond elections: perceptions of democracy in four Arab countries

Teti, A., Abbott, P. & Cavatorta, F., 2019, In : Democratization. 26, 4, p. 645-665 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arab countries
election
democracy
political right
Tunisia
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Corruption, Trust, Inclusion and Cohesion in North Africa and the Middle East

Sapsford, R., Tsourapas, G., Abbott, P. A. & Teti, A., Mar 2019, In : Applied Research in Quality of Life. 14, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
North Africa
group cohesion
Middle East
corruption
inclusion

Democratisation against Democracy: How the EU Fails the Middle East

Teti, A., Abbott, P. A., Talbot, V. & Maggiolini, P., 9 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave Macmillan. (The European Union in International Affairs)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Middle East
democratization
EU
democracy
EU policy

Marginalization

Abbott, P. & Sapsford, R., 13 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Gu, D. & Dupre, M. E. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Activities 2016 2018

Security Sinkholes: Authoritarian Resilience & Structural Weakness in Six Arab Countries

Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)
25 May 2018

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Lecture/debate/seminar

Fostering a Social Practice Approach to Adult Literacies for Improving People’s Quality of Life in Western Rwanda

Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker), Peter Mtika (Speaker), Aileen May Ackland (Speaker)
12 Jan 2018

Activity: OtherTypes for public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar

Why Rebuilding Efforts in Iraq and Syria Could be Domed to Fail

Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)
14 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeWeb based media

OurTimeNow: Improving Women’s Lives in Rwanda through Education

Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)
5 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeWeb based media

Regional Consultation on "Current Political Developments and their Impact on Arab Women"

Pamela Ann Abbott (Speaker)
13 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Lecture/debate/seminar

File

Press / Media

Ben Ali: the Tunisian autocrat who laid the foundations for his demise

Pamela Ann Abbott

7/10/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Tunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy

Pamela Ann Abbott, A. Teti & Roger Sapsford

3/09/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Al-Sisi poised for empty victory in Egypt as signs of unrest grow across the region

Pamela Ann Abbott & Andrea Teti

26/03/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Gender Pay Gap in Rwanda

Pamela Ann Abbott

15/02/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research