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Roundtable on Language of Revolution: The Revolution Continues…(Sabra)

  [The following article is part of a Jadaliyya roundtable on “The Language of Revolution in Egypt.” It features contributions by Paul Sedra, Robert Springborg, Joshua Stacher, Adam Sabra, and Elliott Colla. Click here to access the full series.]   The Jadaliyya roundtable on “The Language of ...  Read More »

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Time to Reject the Language of Coptic Victimhood

The casual observer of Egypt’s politics could hardly be blamed for thinking that Egypt’s Copts are facing the worst crisis of their modern history. The first president of Egypt’s second republic is an Islamist who, despite resigning from the Muslim Brotherhood and embracing rhetoric of inclusion, remains beholden to ...  Read More »

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أزمة اليمين في مصر: من مبارك إلى الإخوان

قد يكون من المبكر القطع بتوجه الإخوان الاقتصادي، وموقفهم النهائي من قضايا العدالة الاجتماعية والنمو والتوزيع ودور الدولة في الاقتصاد إذ أن البرلمان الذي حظيت فيه الجماعة بأكثرية نسبية كان قصير العمر كما أن الرئيس المنتخب محمد مرسي لم يقض أكثر من شهر فحسب في المنصب الجديد. بيد أنه بالإمكان الحديث عن الميول العامة ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 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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Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings: Downtown Cairo and the Fall of Mubarak

If the twentieth century in Europe was an urban century, then the twenty-first marks the transition to a global urban epoch. In 2008, the global urban and peri-urban population surpassed the rural for the first time in human history. Every week one million people move to urban areas. The rapid urbanization is ...  Read More »

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(في نقد مبدأ (اتبرع.. ولو بجنيه

تأمل فى حال السيدة التى تساعدك على تنظيف منزلك أو زوجة حارس العقار. فأنت تعطيها ما طلبت هي بنفسها من أجر، بل وتزيد عليها فى المواسم، هذا عدا المأكولات ومساعدات دخول المدارس وبعض الملابس فى بداية كل موسم. بل والتضامن فى محنة كبيرة بالعطاء والتعاطف. هل تراها انتقلت من أسفل خط الفقر إلى أعلاه؟  هل توقفت أنت لحظة ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (July 2012)

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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العدودة القبطية القنائية

رغم أن عمله الأساسي هو إمام مسجد في نجع حمادى بصعيد مصر ، فإن أحمد عبد الغني شاعر له عدة دواوين شعرية مابين العامية والفصحى، أهمها “الشاعر والناس” 1987، و “الطلوع المر” 2009  ، و“طيور السما” 2009 ، و“بقايا الخوف” 2011 ، و”الفارس والجواد” 2010، لكنه نال شهرته من خلال بحثه فى المورث الشعبي.  وفي كتابه ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 30)

[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 Identity of Al-Azhar and Its Doctrine

The proposed amendments to Article 2 of the constitution – giving Al-Azhar the final say in defining Islamic Law (Sharia) – is of critical importance, not only because it limits Islamic knowledge to Al-Azhar, but also because it transfers the debate over the institution of Al-Azhar to the issue of ...  Read More »

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مصطفى كامل والعثمانية القديمة

تبدو كثرة الحديث اليوم عن "النموذج التركي" الذي يشير إلى نهضة أحدثتها قيادة حزب العدالة والتنمية للدولة التركية عبر عشر سنوات (2001-2012) نتاجاً لتعثر نماذج التحديث العربية ووقوعها أسيرة لجدليات العلمانية والإسلام العبثية، بدأت حالة "التوركومانيا Turkomania" كما أطلق عليها البعض منذ النجاح الثاني ...  Read More »

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The Language of Revolution in Egypt: A Response to Stacher and Springborg

[This article is part of a Jadaliyya roundtable on “The Language of Revolution in Egypt.” The roundtable, which can be accessed in full by clicking here, features contributions by Paul Sedra, Robert Springborg, Joshua Stacher, Adam Sabra, and Elliott Colla.]   I am indebted to Professors Stacher and Springborg ...  Read More »

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Transnational Discourses of Power, Revolutions, and Uprisings

[This article is part of a Jadaliyya roundtable on “The Language of Revolution in Egypt.” The roundtable, which can be accessed in full by clicking here, features contributions by Paul Sedra, Robert Springborg, and Joshua Stacher, Adam Sabra, and Elliott Colla.] My friend and colleague Paul Sedra raises ...  Read More »

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Why the Language of Truth Matters

[This article is part of a Jadaliyya roundtable on “The Language of Revolution in Egypt.” The roundtable, which can be accessed in full by clicking here, features contributions by Paul Sedra, Robert Springborg, and Joshua Stacher.] Paul Sedra’s insistence that the term revolution be used to describe political ...  Read More »

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Why the Language of Revolution Matters

[This article is part of a Jadaliyya roundtable on “The Language of Revolution in Egypt.” The roundtable, which can be accessed in full by clicking here, features contributions by Paul Sedra, Robert Springborg, and Joshua Stacher.] On 29 June, Mohamed Morsi presented himself to Tahrir Square as Egypt’s new ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 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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The Revolution in Permanence

The Egyptian revolution of 25 January 2011 may not have gone according to plan – if indeed there ever was a coherent plan. Commentators from across the political spectrum, both inside and outside Egypt, have noted that the aftermath of June’s presidential election may simply confirm a soft military coup rather ...  Read More »

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العمال المصريون، من الإتهام بالفئوية إلى الإتهام بالعمالة

محاولات ضرب العمال  ”كلاكيت تانى مرة“، فقد كانت المرة الأولى عقب تنحي مبارك مباشرة، حيث وجدنا بعض القوى السياسية، وفي المقدمة منها الإخوان المسلمون يقودون حملة إعلامية ضد العمال وإضراباتهم، متهمينهم بتعطيل الإنتاج، وبمحاولة ركوب الثورة التي لم يشاركوا فيها، ووصموا مطالبهم بالفئوية، ثم يأتي المجلس العسكري بعدها ...  Read More »

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تحت شمس ذاكرة أخرى

                 السحلية السوداء الأشياء هنا لا تتكرر بسهولة على مدار يومين كل من قابلتهم كان لمرة واحدة: سائق المترو، صاحبة البيت، مندوبة مكتب تأجير السيارات، إلا تلك السحلية السوداء. فى حديقة البيت  أنزوي بركن بعيد كي أدخن فحرائق ...  Read More »

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The Brotherhood's One Percent

The American magazine Business Week, published by Bloomberg, describes Hassan Malek, a fifty-three-year-old Muslim Brotherhood millionaire businessman, as follows: “Mild-mannered and serious in conservative suits, Malek would easily blend in with the Wall Street crowd.” Architect of Morsi's proposed ...  Read More »

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In Translation: The Revolutionary Youth Coalition's Final Report

[The following report was originally published in Arabic on 8 July 2012 by the Coalition of Revolutionary Youth, one of the most important umbrella organizations emerging from the January 25th revolution in Egypt. The report was translated into English by Industry Arabic and published by The ...  Read More »

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Spotlights on "The Egyptian Revolution, One Year On"

  On 18 and 19 May 2012, the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford held an international conference titled “The Egyptian Revolution, One Year On: Causes, Characteristics and Fortunes.” The conference brought together a group of over twenty scholars spanning different ...  Read More »

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On the 60th Anniversary of the Coup

The inauguration of the country’s first elected president on 30 June was meant to mark the final step in the country’s so-called “transition,” with a long-heralded handover of power from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to a civilian government, complete with an elected parliament and a new ...  Read More »

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Symbolism in Peril

Recently, The Economist covered the major changes occurring in Egyptian national politics that are establishing the foundation for the country’s future. The cover photo used features the pyramids as volcanoes. After some initial joking amongst ourselves at the expense of Economist editors about their apparent ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 16)

[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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أي تحالف اجتماعي يحكم مصر ما بعد الثورة؟

السيناريوهات المطروحة فاز الإخوان المسلمون بأكثرية واضحة في انتخابات مجلس الشعب الذي تلا ثورة يناير ثم نجحوا في إنجاح مرشحهم للرئاسة بأغلبية طفيفة بعدها بعدة شهور. وأمسى واضحاً أن الإخوان المسلمين سيكونون القوة السياسية الكبرى والمرشحة للهيمنة على المجال السياسي المنفتح بعد سقوط نظام مبارك. ورغم أنه قد يكون من ...  Read More »

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The Rise of Egypt's Workers

[The following report was authored by Joel Beinin and published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on 28 June 2012.]  The Rise of Egypt's Workers Summary Workers have long sought to bring change to the Egyptian system, yet the independent labor movement has only recently begun to find a ...  Read More »

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Meeting Essam Sharaf: Time for Truth and Reconciliation?

Over the past sixteen months, much has been written about Egypt’s leaderless revolution, with many blaming its seeming sluggishness on the absence of a single figure to unite and represent the now fragmented revolutionary forces. To me, and perhaps others, Essam Sharaf was—however briefly—a potential candidate for ...  Read More »

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The Magic Of Your Eyes: Rima Khcheich Pays Tribute to Sabah

­­After Warda’s sad passing in May, fans of traditional Arabic music were left counting the few precious giants that remain from the era where Arabic music flourished—around the middle of the previous century. Fortunately, on the Lebanese front, Fairouz and Wadih Al-Safi are still performing, and so is another ...  Read More »

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Egypt on Jadaliyya: June 2012 Edition

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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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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