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Hollow Words: Egypt, Italy, and Justice for Giulio

Multiple fractures, cigarette burns, abrasions, fingernails forcibly removed and every finger broken, dozens of lacerations all over the body, on the soles of feet and ears all ending in a broken neck and suffocation. Giulio’s body was found semi-naked by the side of the road.  The marks of Egypt’s security ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 15)

[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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اتفاقية باريس: أهم ملامحها ومدى تأثيرها على تغير المناخ في العالم

تم اعتماد اتفاقية باريس، الحلقة الأحدث في التحرك الدولي الذي بدأ منذ أكثر من 20 عامًا من أجل مواجهة تغير المناخ، في 12 ديسمبر 2015 في العاصمة الفرنسية. وتداولت وسائط الإعلام عقب الإعلان عن اعتماد الاتفاقية مشاهد احتفالية تعبر عن الابتهاج والإشادة بالاتفاقية كإنجاز عظيم، كما تداولت أيضًا مشاهد الاحتجاجات والتعليقات ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 8)

[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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Empty Tahrir

Five years ago, thousands of Egyptians called for protests on the 25th of January to demand "bread, freedom and social justice" and challenge the security apparatus' vast human rights violations. The protesters managed to topple thirty-year autocrat Hosni Mubarak after eighteen days of protests and clashes ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 1)

[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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Democracy Dialogue: Global Conversations Inspired by Egypt’s January 25 Revolution

Democracy Dialogue (DD) is a multimedia project inspired by the Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011. Developed with a team from the Global Studies in Education (GSE) program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the website houses original videos and transcripts in Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference on Social and Political Change in MENA (April 8, New York)

Call for Papers Avenues of Social and Political Change:  Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa  April 8, 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City Abstract Submission Deadline: February 5, 2016 Five years after the eruption of mass ...  Read More »

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لا يزالون آملين بالديمقراطية

برزت الديمقراطية أثناء ربيع العرب كطوق نجاة، بمقدوره أن ينتشلهم من مستنقع الفساد والاستبداد، الذي انحدرت إليه دولة ما بعد الاستعمار. ودبت الجماهير بأقدامها الميادين، وهي تصدع بالعيش والحرية والكرامة، منبهة العالم لموجة تبشر بالديمقراطية، بعد صمت طويل، استغرق قرنين كاملين، ظلت فيه هذه الجموع ترنو لموجات الديمقراطية ...  Read More »

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ممنوع الاقتراب أو التصوير: الجيش والاقتصاد في مصر

يسود اعتقاد واسع أن القوات المسلحة المصرية تلعب دورا مؤثرا، بل وربما مهيمنا، في الاقتصاد القومي إذ أنه من الثابت أن القوات المسلحة تدير اقتصادا موازيا يقوم بإنتاج العديد من المنتجات الاستهلاكية من الغذاء والألبان والقمح إلى الاسمنت والأسمدة وتوزيع مشتقات البترول كما يحضر الجيش بقوة في قطاع البنية الأساسية ...  Read More »

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January 25 at Five

To mark five years since Egyptians took to the streets demanding bread, freedom, and social justice, Jadaliyya offers its readers a set of articles examining the state of some of the struggles that the January 25 Revolution came to embody. We begin with a look back at earlier struggles for social justice ...  Read More »

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How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World

This article is based on some of the research that I have conducted over the past two years on women’s activism in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, from independence until the Arab uprisings. I collected over one hundred personal narratives from middle class women activists of different generations. This research was ...  Read More »

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عن الانتصار العسكري والهزيمة الإيديولوجية

هل تعيد السياسات المسبوقة لضبط المجال الديني فشل التسعينات؟ في يوم الأربعاء 20 مايو 2015 صرح صبري عبادة، وكيل وزارة الأوقاف، إن الوزارة مستعدة للاحتفالات بمولد الحسين ، وحذر السلفيين من أي محاولة للتصدي للممارسات الشيعية أثناء الاحتفالات، قائلًا: " أنتم لستم أصحاب الولاية على الدين، ولا يجب أن تتحدثوا باسمه؛ ...  Read More »

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“This Land is their Land”: Egypt’s Military and the Economy

The Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) is widely reputed to play an influential, even massive, role in the national economy. The EAF runs a parallel economy that produces a wide array of consumer products ranging from food products, dairies and wheat to cement, fertilizers, and fuel distribution. The military is also heavily ...  Read More »

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The Rise and Decline of a Heterotopic Space: Views from Midan al-Tahrir

“We are fortunate—the world is fortunate—that we had the Tahrir days, that for eighteen days we lived the dream, and so we know—absolutely—that life can be that dream.” (Soueif 2012:187) Centrally located in Cairo’s hectic landscape, strategically positioned near several national and global attractions, a busy hub ...  Read More »

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Phoenix Rising from the Ashes? The Internal State of Affairs of the Muslim Brotherhood at the Start of 2016

Today, Egyptians are commemorating the fifth anniversary of the revolution of 2011. It is not yet clear what the outcome of these events will be, but the high level of repression against civil society indicates that the regime is nervous. And this is with good reason: after all, its old rival, the Muslim Brotherhood, ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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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الساعة العاطلة لا تظهر في الصورة

بحوث في الأمومة لإيمان مرسال يجّدُّ الإنسان فجأة في بحثه عن دلائل لحياته وعلاقاته بأهله ومحيطه، عبر دفاتر قديمة ربما، رسائل ومنقول شفاهي وصور. النص الأدبي والصورة هي من ضمن مفاتيح الشاعرة إيمان مرسال في مشروعها قيد البحث والكتابة حول موضوع الأمومة. هذه المفردة التي تبدو لأول وهلة مثل كتلة صلدة ملساء، ولكنها ما أن ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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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Conference--After Tahrir: Egyptian Revolutionary Experiences and Future Visions (Santa Barbara, 22-26 January 2016)

After Tahrir: Egyptian Revolutionary Experiences and Future Visions January 22-26, 2016 Pollock Theater, McCune Room University of California Santa Barbara Conference Website: http://www.aftertahrir.net Conference Hashtag: #aftertahrir This four-day research collaboration workshop will take place at UC ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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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آلة القتل في الدولة والموجة الثورية القادمة

يشكل سؤال إمكانيات أي نظام في قمع تمرد أو ثورة ضده هاجساً كبيراً لدى الباحثين في مجال دراسة الثورات والحركات الاجتماعية. وتدور حول هذا السؤال عدة إشكاليات وأسئلة أخرى مثل: مدى إمكانية أي حركة في النجاح، قدرة النظام على الصمود، إمكانية اندلاع حرب أهلية، مقدار العنف والدموية داخل التمرد، مدى تماسك أجهزة الدولة القمعية، ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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 Media Roundup (December 28)

[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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الداخلية أساس الحكم والحداثة في مصر

بداية الحداثة في مصر ارتبطت بالجيش. ولكن تشكل الحداثة كآليات حكم وإنتاج وإدارة للحياة تمركزت حول "الداخلية". فأغلب مكونات الحوكمة (أي فن إدارة السكان وحياتهم بالكامل) تقع داخل مؤسسة الداخلية أو على هامشها. وفي الوقت الذي تم تكثيف الحداثة وتطبيقها كمنظومة حكم، غاب الجيش، إما بسبب معاهدة لندن 1840 والهزيمة، ...  Read More »

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Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Hala Halim, Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. [This review was originally published in the most recent issue of Arab Studies Journal. For more information on the issue, or to subscribe to ASJ, click here.] Hala Halim’s book is a provocative and erudite study of the ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 21)

[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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New Texts Out Now: Ilana Feldman, Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule

Ilana Feldman, Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015.  Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ilana Feldman (IF): Police Encounters is a study of policing and security practices in Gaza during the period of Egyptian rule ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 14)

[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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إطلاق العدد الجديد من مجلة الوضع

     إطلاق العدد الجديد من مجلة "الوضع" الخاص بالذكرى السنوية الأولى لإصدار المجلة. وسط الجو الصاخب لمؤتمر رابطة دراسات الشرق الأوسط (ميسا)، يسعدنا نحن والمؤسسات الشريكة لنا أن نعلن عن إطلاق عدد الوضع (2.3). [للنسخة الانجيليزية، اضغط\ي هنا] هذا عددنا الأغنى والأكثر تنوعاً حتى الآن، وفيه ...  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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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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