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العدالة الاجتماعية والعمران في مصر

[ضمن سلسلة ”كتب“ التي تعنى بالإصدارات الجديدة.  تنشر ”جدلية“ مقابلة ومقاطع من كتاب ”العدالة الإجتماعية والعمران“ وهو إصدار جديد لفريق ”مبادرة الحق في السكن“ عن وزارة الإسكان الظل. تتصدر مقاطع الكتاب مقابلة مع الباحث يحيى شوكت، وهو عضو فريق ”مبادرة الحق في السكن“، تتناول أبرز النقاط التي جاءت في ...  Read More »

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Prominent Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested; Whereabouts Unknown

At around 10:00 p.m. on 28 November 2013, police forces stormed the home of activist Alaa Abd El Fattah. They had no search warrant. When his wife Manal demanded to see it they were both beaten up. Police personnel took their computers and their telephones. Their two-year old son, Khaled, was asleep in the next ...  Read More »

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السيسي كواجهة لن تملأ شقوق السُلطة

ما يطرحه هذا المقال، في ابتسار، هو أن الجيش لا يحكم مصر فعلياً، ولا يريد الحكم، وربما – ببعض التخرُّصِ – يمكن أن نقول إنه لا يستطيع الحكم. إنه يريد رتق فراغ السلطة بأسرع ما يمكن وحسب، ولو على حساب دفنِ أسئلة الثورة في االسياسة، وبخاصة في الاقتصاد والاجتماع، مُجدداً. وهو يقدم في الجزء الثاني منه، فيما يحاول التقديم، ...  Read More »

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BREAKING: Another Tuesday Protest Dispersed in Cairo After Controversial Law

Activists arrested following dispersal of downtown protest, second in one day. Police forces dispersed another Tuesday protest in Cairo's downtown thirty minutes after it commenced, arresting several activists after using water cannons and teargas, the day after a new controversial protest law was ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 25)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Roznama II

Roznama II 26 October - 16 November 2013 Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo   Roznama is an exhibition of works by upcoming Egyptian artists. Medrar curated the first edition in 2006, when it invited artists to reflect through video art and photography on social and political events in the country. This ...  Read More »

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The New Draft Egyptian Constitution: General Principles and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

The fifty-member committee tasked with writing the constitution released on Friday a draft of its amendments of the 2012 constitution, dated 21 November. Mada Masr embarked on a process of reading the draft and comparing it to the 2012 Constitution. Below are some observations on each article in the two first ...  Read More »

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Ten Must-Watch Videos to Understand Egypt’s Urban Challenges

Right to Housing is an initiative that aims to link contemporary urban challenges with the notion of the “right to housing,” which, if that right is constitutionally protected and guaranteed, urban activists argue, could lead to the drafting of policies that will respond to the many negative aspects of urban and rural ...  Read More »

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Rami Abadir Performing at Cairo's El Genaina Theater

Zaat Rami Abadir 12 October 2013 El Genaina Theater, Cairo   Rami Abadir is an Egyptian musician, composer, producer and synthesist whose work consists of experimental and ambient electronic music. The mixture of analog and digital synthesizers, drum beats, sampling, repetitive patterns, phasing techniques, ...  Read More »

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مصر بين فاشية مجهضة وأخرى محتملة

يدفع هذا المقال بأن ثمة شواهد عدة تشير إلى أن النظام السياسي الذي سعى الإخوان المسلمون لإنشائه في غضون السنة الماضية يحمل بالفعل بعض ملامح النظم الفاشية، وهو بالقطع نظام سلطوي، وأن الحراك الشعبي من جهة، وتحرك أجهزة الدولة خاصة أدوات القمع من شرطة وجيش في مواجهته من جهة أخرى، قد أجهض محاولة تثبيت دعائم هذا النظام ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Farha Ghannam, Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt

Farha Ghannam, Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Farha Ghannam (FG): The study of gender in the Middle East has been largely approached through the question of women. While this focus has been very ...  Read More »

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Mohamed Mahmoud: The Revolutionary Romance Continues

On Friday 25 November 2011, one week after the Mohamed Mahmoud events, I was standing near one of the entrances to the Sadat metro station, its tunnels spreading beneath Tahrir Square like a spider’s web. I saw a man wearing a heavy brown galabeya turn to a man walking beside him, and ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Two from the Counter-Revolution

Each of the stories in Sherif Thabet’s 2011 collection, The Couch Party (Hizb al-Kanaba), explores the everyday violence, hypocrisy and despair of Egypt’s demobilized majority. The Couch Party is, of course, the revolutionary term for those who did not participate in the 25 January Uprising, those who preferred to ...  Read More »

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This is a Dream Come True: An Exhibition by Ali Abdel Mohsen

This is a Dream Come True An exhibition by Ali Abdel Mohsen October 2013 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo   This is a Dream Come True is Ali Abdel Mohsen's third solo exhibition and reflects his sense of humor, as well as his interest in current events and the recent massive changes of his hometown. But the ...  Read More »

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On Why Struggles over Urban Space Matter: An Interview with David Harvey

Why do urban struggles matter in projects of social change? What is the importance of reclaiming public space in social movements? And at this gloomy global moment of extreme urban disparities and social inequalities, how do we re-think what is possible? For insights on these questions, we interviewed David Harvey on ...  Read More »

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The Rise and Fall of the Salafi al-Nour Party in Egypt

When Mohamed Salmawi, the spokesman for the committee appointed to draft Egypt’s post-coup constitution, appeared before the press on 29 October, the message was clear. There would be no place for Article 219 in the new constitution, and there would be no further discussion. The announcement followed two months of ...  Read More »

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Essential Readings: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

For all the press attention it has received over the last two decades and especially since the 25 January uprising that overthrew Egypt’s longstanding ruler, there has been comparatively little rigorous scholarship on the Society of the Muslim Brothers of Egypt. This is partly a consequence of the fact that the ...  Read More »

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Constitution by the People: An Interview with Egypt Parallel Constitution Co-Founder Sawsan Gad

The ongoing process of constitution writing in Egypt has generated a wide-ranging set of critiques pertaining to the composition of the committee, the transparency and inclusiveness of the drafting process, and the perceived failure of the body to respond to the aspirations of Egyptians for a democratic, just ...  Read More »

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Cairo Event: From Hero to Public Enemy? Human Rights Workers in Egypt (November 13, AUC New Cairo)

From Hero to Public Enemy? Human Rights Workers in Egypt A presentation by Heba Morayef Wednesday 13 November, 1pm MESC Conference Room 2715 AUC New Cairo The Middle East Studies Center is honored to be hosting Heba Morayef on Wednesday 13 November at the American University in Cairo’s New Cairo ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 11)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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"هنا ينام "الاستقلال الوطني

«مصر تخوض أكبر معركة استقلال وطني منذ أيام عبدالناصر»، يخبرنا ابن الرئيس الراحل جمال عبدالناصر فى حوار نشر نهاية سبتمبر الماضي فى جريدة التحرير. لا ينفرد المهندس عبدالحكيم وحده بهذا التقدير. بل أمطرتنا به الصحافة والإعلام وسياسيون ومن يسمونهم بالخبراء الاستراتيجيين منذ 3 يوليو وحتى الآن. وتظهر «الكرامة الوطنية»، و«رفض ...  Read More »

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مقترح توافقي حول التزامات الدولة تجاه احترام وتحقيق وحماية الحق في الصحة للجميع دون تمييز

ثار المصريون وضحوا على مدى ثلاث سنوات للقضاء على ميراث عقود طويلة من الاستبداد والاستعباد والتهميش وخرجوا حاملين شعارات تطالب بحقوقهم،  لا السياسية والمدنية  فحسب بل الاجتماعية والاقتصادية كذلك، ومع سقوط رموز متعاقبة للظلم والطغيان والفشل انتقلت البلاد إلى مرحلة جديدة وإلى عملية صياغة دستور جديد من المفترض ...  Read More »

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On Photography at Studio Viennoise

On Photography at Studio Viennoise was organized by Heba Farid of the Photographic Memory of Egypt program at CULTNAT in collaboration with artist and writer Paul Geday, and is a tribute to photographic studio practices in Cairo and Alexandria. The exhibition examined selected historical examples from the twentieth ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (October 2013)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ...  Read More »

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Silver Faces

[Photos and text by Mohamed Ali eddin.] Over the past fifty years Mit Ghamr has been transformed from an agricultural city to a huge industrial hub. At the heart of the Egyptian Delta thousands of farmers left their plots to join the thriving new industry of making aluminum pots. The faces of workers, including ...  Read More »

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Yaser El Manawhly - The Monetary Fund

With witty political commentary and folk-ish oud melodies, Egyptian musician Yasser El Manawahly channels the spirit of Sheikh Imam into the contemporary political and social issues of Egypt. In this song, Yasser takes on the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Talk of an IMF loan has been widespread among Egyptian ...  Read More »

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Morsi Trial Protest in Photos

On 4 November 2013, supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi protested outside the Police Academy in Cairo as they awaited his trial. Due to chants by the defendants, including Morsi and fourteen other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the trial was adjourned until 8 January 2014. Morsi, along with the ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 4)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Egypt Between "Simulacra" and "Secular Criticism:" An Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Adel Iskandar on France24

As Mohammed Morsi prepares to stand trial, Jadaliyya co-editor Adel Iskandar speaks to France24's The Interview on the former president’s short stint in office. He discusses why Morsi’s failure was inevitable and why his deep entrenchment with the Muslim Brotherhood prevented him from being a president for all ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update





A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.

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Democratic Alliance for Egypt
Egyptian Bloc
Islamist Bloc (Alliance for Egypt)
Revolution Continues Alliance

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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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