The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS)
is an independent research institute for the study of the social sciences and
humanities, with particular emphasis on the applied social sciences.
The ACRPS strives to foster communication between Arab
intellectuals and specialists in the social sciences and humanities, establish
synergies between these two groups, unify their priorities, and build a network
of Arab and international research centers.
In its commitment to the Arab world’s causes, the ACRPS
is based on the premise that progress necessitates the advancement of society
and human development and the interaction with other cultures, while respecting
historical contexts, culture, and language, and in keeping with Arab culture
To this end, the ACRPS seeks to examine the key issues
afflicting the Arab world, governments, and communities; to analyze social,
economic, and cultural policies; and to provide rational political analysis on
the region. Key to the ACRPS’ concerns are issues of citizenship and identity,
fragmentation and unity, sovereignty and dependence, scientific and
technological stagnation, community development, and cooperation among Arab
countries. The ACRPS also explores the Arab world's political and economic
relations with its neighbors in Asia and Africa, and the Arab world’s
interaction with influential US, European, and Asian policies in all their
economic, political, and communication aspects.
The ACRPS’ focus on the applied social sciences does not
detract from the critical analysis of social theories, political thought, and
history; rather, this focus allows an exploration and questioning of how such
theories and ideas have directly projected themselves on academic and political
discourse and guided the current discourse and focus on the Arab world.