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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2021) 14 (2): 97–117.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the political model, while the tenth represents the Napoleonic model. The discussion opens the field for further research. © 2021 by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2021 higher education Arab countries governance academic freedom patronage politics Egypt Syria Lebanon Yemen Oman Kuwait...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 8–26.
Published: 16 June 2020
...Rasha S. Mansour This paper examines Egypt’s shift from socialism to neo-liberalism in the wake of the economic crisis of the late 1980s and the implications of this shift for its socialist legacy. It argues that the decline of the welfare state in Egypt since 1991 has contributed to the erosion...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and more so at the Libyan–Egyptian border. This research paper assesses the current security and policy problems of the Egyptian–Libyan border from Egypt’s national security perspective and the movement of ISIS militants across this border, which inevitably impacts Egypt’s Eastern border in the Sinai...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-permissions . 2019 military Egypt autonomy social cleavages conscription The Egyptian military cannot be labeled as a “discriminatory” institution, but its inner social engineering is the product of deliberate homogenization strategies reaching their peak at the top of the hierarchy...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (3): 25–46.
Published: 03 September 2018
...Khalil Al-Anani How do Islamist movements perceive citizenship rights, particularly in conservative societies such as the case in the Middle East? This study attempts to answer this question by examining the case of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Conventional wisdom demonstrates that Islamic...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 111–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... programs of the Islamist parties in Egypt, this article seeks to analyze the experience of Islamists in power by focusing on their practical perceptions of the Islamist political system. The article concludes that the political Islamist organizations lacked a coherent mechanism to propel them from...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (4): 510–521.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of corruption in Egypt according to different national and international perception indices. In an attempt to explain why corruption remains prevalent in Egypt, it looks at the different anticorruption efforts accomplished by the state and non-governmental organizations after 2011. CONTACT Ahmed Alaa...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 51–92.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Amr G. E. Sabet This paper attempts to provide a conceptualization of Egypt’s current predicaments by process-tracing historical critical junctures and sequences of causal mechanisms that contributed to bringing about the January 2011 events. Focusing on the period between the July 1952 Revolution...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (3): 351–364.
Published: 01 July 2016
... continue as the political representative of the Islamists, particularly in light of the ban on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. * This article is a summary of the book of the same title published in Arabic by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies. CONTACT Ahmed Zaghloul Shalata ahmedzaghloul1...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (2): 163–186.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Hassan Nafaa Egypt's recent parliamentary elections held from 17 October to 2 December 2015 took place at the end of an unsettled transitional period in the country that lasted for almost five years since the January 2011 revolt ousted the almost 30-year-old Hosni Mubarak regime. This paper...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (1): 82–99.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Moosa Elayah This article examines reasons for the ineffectiveness of foreign aid interventions in developing countries, using the examples of Yemen, Egypt and Jordan. It starts with a review of two contradictory theories used to explain foreign aid ineffectiveness: the public interest perspective...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (4): 505–522.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Hakim Khatib The empirical literature has focused on political, socio-economic and even religious indicators when attempting to understand the rise of Islamic factions in Egypt, thereby minimizing the role of cultural aspects in driving mobilization and contestation processes in the Arab World...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 379–397.
Published: 01 July 2015
... a political party – the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) – and formally entered mainstream politics, providing a rare opportunity to examine the role of an Islamist party in the context of democratic transition. Contrary to concerns that the MB might use Egypt's political opening to install an undemocratic...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (4): 539–551.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Hesham Al-Awadi The article examines the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt, 2012–2013, and how they dealt with the multifaceted challenges. The main argument is that the Brotherhood benefited from their past populist legitimacy to fill the vacuum created by the collapse of the Mubarak regime...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Zina Sawaf Studies of youth in Arab societies have tended to posit and explore their social exclusion, marginalization and even de-politicization. Events sparked by the January 25 uprising in Egypt have reconstructed youth in a contradictory light, hailing them as new symbols of the nation. Careful...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (2): 214–229.
Published: 01 April 2012
... and failures have positioned this organization the better to capitalize on the newfound democratic climate in a post-revolution Egypt and perform well during the 2011 parliamentary elections. Drawing on these and more recent sources, an attempt is also made to bring the features of today's Egypt's political...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 54–67.
Published: 01 January 2012
... was neither the cause nor the catalyst of the revolution; rather it was a tool of coordination and communication. Email: email@example.com © 2012 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2012 Egypt January 25 Facebook Twitter social media YouTube revolution Al Jazeera Suleiman...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (2): 148–173.
Published: 01 April 2011
... rather than the lower ones. Finally, with respect to food consumption the study concluded that a slight gap may exist in favour of rural – and not urban – Egypt. Corresponding Address : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2011 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2011 Egypt income...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (2): 127–147.
Published: 01 April 2011
... on to provide analysis of the current developments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the rest of the affected states. It concludes by drawing up the implications on the Arab future of these uprisings. * Email: email@example.com © 2011 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2011...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (4): 519–538.
Published: 01 October 2008
... institutions. Corresponding Address : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2008 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2008 scientific modernization scientific national tradition transfer of science and technology Egypt The Arab nation and indigenous acquisition of scientific knowledge (tawt...