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The Journey of Protests in the Mediterranean and Beyond: A Discussion About and For Social Movements

There has been significant interest in the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia among Italian authors, but the majority of works on the topic follow a very traditional scheme: a narrative of the events in the context of mainstream discourses on liberalism and democracy, usually imbued with implicit normative claims. The ...  Read More »

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Delivering Democracy: Repercussions of the 'Arab Spring' on Human Rights

[The following report was issued by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 16 May 2013.]  Delivering Democracy: Repercussions of the 'Arab Spring' on Human Rights  Introduction The battle for the “Arab Spring” continues to be waged on three fronts: between the revolutionaries and remaining ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (May 27)

[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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Islamists and Transitional Justice

Suddenly, and in the same week, three of the largest Islamist movements started talking about transitional justice, demanding its implementation at once. Spokesman for the Salfist front, Hisham Kamal, asserted, "Mubarak should have been tried for all his crimes from the start, not only for killing ...  Read More »

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أوهام ليبرالية

فيما تزداد حدة الخلاف السياسي بين الحكومة والمعارضة في مصر، ومع التدهور الملحوظ في الوضع الإقتصادي، يستمر النقاد في إلقاء الضوء على ما يصفونه بإخفاق الثورة في  تحقيق نظام سياسي يستطيع أن يواجه التحديات السياسية والإقتصادية التي تواجه مصر في الفترة الحالية. وعبر عبد المنعم سعيد بفصاحة عن هذا الإجماع في عموده ...  Read More »

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Women's Rights in the Egyptian Constitution: (Neo)Liberalism's Family Values

“Woman and the constitution: Fear of woman’s marginalization rules over all” blared an April 2012 headline in al-Ahram, joining other protests over the role of women in Egypt’s new constitution. Organizations (“EgyptSoft”) sprang up, with articles and posts about how “the Egyptian woman screams in the face of the ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (May 20)

[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 (May 13)

[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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The Brothers, the Revolution, and the Right to Protest

A new political order always arrives with a package of legislation establishing its political and socioeconomic orientations as law. In its broad sense, a revolution effects a “fundamental change” in the political and economic order, with the support of the majority of the people.[1] Egypt experienced this shortly ...  Read More »

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الثــأر والثــورة .. لماذا يثور الشمال ولا يفعلها الجنوب؟

"بعد بني سويف مفيش رجالة" عبارة كتبت على القطار المتوجه من القاهرة إلى الصعيد في الأيام الأولى من ثورة 25 يناير للمزايدة على رجولة أبناء صعيد مصر (الوجه القبلي) الذين لا يزالون يُتهمون بأنهم لم يشاركوا في الثورة كما فعل أهل الوجه البحري. وهو أمر متكرر على لسان بعض الثوار والنشطاء، وبالأخص الذين يداومون على ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (April 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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Oxford Event -- Egypt's 2011 Revolution and the Rule of the Muslim Brotherhood (15 May)

Egypt's 2011 Revolution and the Rule of the Muslim Brotherhood 15 May 2013, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Oxford University  A two-panel conference offering a rare opportunity to debate with insiders and experts the fortunes of Egypt's 2011 revolution since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power, as well as the ...  Read More »

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Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History

Samera Esmeir, Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. [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.] Today human rights provides a dominant framework for ...  Read More »

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Cairo Event: Photography Exhibit "Covering One's Back" (7 - 23 May, 2013)

Covering One's Back Cairo, Gezira Art Center, Zamalek 7 May – 23 May, 2013 In today’s world, what images can we bear to look at? This was the question posed by Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis when curating the photography exhibition “Covering One’s Back.” The exhibition brings together a wide range of works that ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (May 6)

[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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Egyptian Women: Between Revolution, Counter-Revolution, Orientalism, and "Authenticity"

The Egyptian revolution appears to present a “gender paradox.” On the one hand, women have been marginalized in many formal political institutions since the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. On the other hand, representations and images of women and women’s bodies have been ubiquitous. Representations of women ...  Read More »

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Jonathan Rashad on Freelance Photojournalism in Egypt

[This post is part of an ongoing Profile of a Contemporary Conduit series on Jadaliyya that seeks to highlight distinct voices primarily in and from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.] Jadaliyya (J): Are you a freelancer or do you work with an agency? Why did you choose this path?  Jonathan ...  Read More »

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First as Shadow, Then as Farce: An Evening with Medieval Puppeteer Ibn Daniyal at CUNY in New York

The thirteenth-century occulist Muhammad Ibn Daniyal, said to have occasionally blinded his patients, is remembered both for his tragic optometry and for his comedic shadow puppet plays. A refugee from Mosul, Ibn Daniyal once entertained Sultans and urchins alike in the streets and salons of medieval Cairo. Perhaps he ...  Read More »

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قراءة في أحوال الصورة بعد ثورة يناير

فيسبوك وأفلام ومقاطع فيديو: قراءة في أحوال الصورة بعد ثورة يناير لهيلاري كلينتون أن تصف ثورة مصر بأنها "انتفاضة" أو مجرد انتقال من نظام سياسي إلى آخر أكثر ديموقراطية، ولجون كيري أن يسعى للقضاء عليها من خلال دعم فاشية دينية فاسدة، يسهل لأمريكا التحكم فيها. وللاسلاميين أن يعتبروها هدية سقطت عليهم من السماء. ...  Read More »

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مَن يُحاسِب؟ ومَن يُحاسِب مَن؟

لأول مرة في تاريخ العالم العربي الحديث نجحت انتفاضات شعبية سلمية في إطلاق مسارات أفضت إلى تنحي أربعة رؤساء دولة عن الحكم. ولأول مرة في التاريخ ذاته، أحيل هؤلاء الرؤساء إلى المحاكمة، وجاهياً أو غيابياً، بتهم تتعلق بالأمر بالقتل والتعذيب والفساد ونهب الأموال العامة.  والآن تلوح مؤشرات إلى أن هذه المكاسب ...  Read More »

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Liberal Illusions

With the deepening of a political stalemate between the government and the opposition in Egypt and the marked deterioration of economic conditions, critics of the January 25 Revolution continue to highlight what they view as the revolution’s failure to bring about a stable political order that can live up to the many ...  Read More »

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أسئلة العدالة الانتقالية في مصر ورومانسيتها: الجزء الثاني

  أسئلة العدالة الانتقالية في مصر ورومانسيتها (2- 2) الوقت لمُقاربة مختلفة لدمج الفلول وتجاوز الماضي  الحديث الذي قدمته في الجزء الأول من هذا المقال عن الموجات المتقلبة من التضارب والتقارب بين أجندات الإخوان الخاصة، ومصالح العسكر، كشركاء في الحكم، ومؤسسي المسار السياسي الذي تتخبط في غياهبه مصر الآن، كان في ...  Read More »

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Reflections of the 21st Annual Cairo Papers Symposium, “The Political Economy of the New Egyptian Republic”

Cairo has long been a tremendously self-aware city—engaging both Egyptian and international scholars in dialogues about events even as they are unfolding. This year’s twenty-first Annual Cairo Papers Symposium is an example of such self-conscious scholarship and dialogue. Taking place on 6 April 2013, as protests ...  Read More »

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أسئلة العدالة الانتقالية في مصر ورومانسيتها: الجزء الأول

أسئلة العدالة الانتقالية في مصر ورومانسيتها (الجزء الأول): بين أجندة الإخوان ويمين السيسي الكاذب..  أقسمَ السيسي - وزير الدفاع وشريك الحُكم - كذباً أن الجيش لم يقتل ولم يأمر بقتل، ولم يغدر ولم يأمر بغدر... وربما أصدقه في الثانية، فكثير من الحكام الذين قتلوا وعذبوا وسرقوا – كمبارك نفسه وشليلته- لم يعتبروا ...  Read More »

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Contested Citizenship in Egypt

Clashes over the Khusus killings in Egypt are the most recent of a long list of tragic sectarian episodes since 2011. Paul Sedra is right that “the impulse to lay the blame for this sectarianism at the feet of the Muslim Brotherhood is strong and…not without justification.” It is small wonder that the ...  Read More »

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Joint Statement Demanding Public Release of Egyptian Budget

[The following statement was issued by a group of political parties and NGOs, including the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, on 21 April 2013.]  Continuing with the blackout approach by the regime, the Minister of Finance presents the 2013-2014 draft budget to the Shura Council without making it ...  Read More »

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من يكتب أدب الثورة؟

لكل ثورة أدباؤها ولكل حدث بديع في تاريخ الإنسانية من يشتغلون على تدوينه، بشتى الوسائل المتاحة، حتى يخلد ويبقى إرثاً لا تطاله أيادي التقادم. ولأن رسالة الأدب، في المحصلة، تتجاوز الحيز الجغرافي الذي يُولَدُ فيه، ليعانق الانشغالات الإنسانية بمعزل عن المكان الذي احتضنه واللغة التي أُنتج بها والثقافة التي آوته بما يشكله من ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 23)

[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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الليبرالية الامبريالية والثورة المصرية

في هذه السطور بعض الخواطر العامة حول ما أسميه تيار الليبراليين الامبرياليين وكيفية تعاطيهم مع الثورة المصرية. وأقصد بهذا مجموعة من الأكاديميين والمحللين الغربيين في أوروبا والولايات المتحدة وكندا وخصوصا ًفي الولايات المتحدة. يمثّل هؤلاء إلى حد كبير الخطاب السائد في الأكاديميا والإعلام الغربي حول الثورة المصرية. لكن ...  Read More »

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ابناء تاتشر في الإخوان وفي الإنقاذ

الزومبى (الميت الحي كما نراه فى مئات أفلام الرعب الهوليودية) هو جثة متحركة أحيتها أعمال السحرة. فوفقاً لمعتقدات الفودو في غرب إفريقيا فإن الشخص الميت يمكن إبقاؤه حياً عن طريق بوكو (ساحر)، ويصبح تحت سيطرة البوكو لدرجة أنه لا تصبح له إرادة مستقلة. ●●● ماتت تاتشر لكن المشروع السياسي الاجتماعي الاقتصادي الذي يحمل اسمها ...  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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