Parliaments: freedom’s friend or foe?

In recent years, numerous legislatures across Africa have attacked the very freedoms that we hoped they would defend. What motivates anti-democratic in these institutions?...

Agri-food industry growth and the land grab in north-east Africa

In this blog, Marion Dixon explores the changing food regime in Egypt, as well as the political implications of this shifting food nexus in...

How to undermine democracy – lessons from Egypt

In this bimonthly column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman analyses how democracy was undermined in Egypt and, in doing so, looks...
Ballot and Beyond

Talkin’ ’bout a constitution: the document that is shaping Egypt’s struggle

In this article, Clément Steuer explores the role of the constitution in Egypt's conflicts. He argues that the opposing sides differ on which collective of...

The Constitutional Chaos in the Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Egypt is once more in the headlines. In this blog, Clément Steuer gives us a tour of the legal developments behind the political battles that...

Ballot and beyond: reflections on Egypt’s elections

In the last few weeks, the future of Egypt's democracy has hung in the balance, amidst fierce political and legal battles at the ballot...

Should the Arab Spring Become a Turkish Summer?

In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has been an avalanche of analysis trying to delineate what its causes were and its consequences...