Category Archives: Egypt

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 the country, and beyond. A full account of this research has been published in the Review of African Political Economy. Marion is a Professorial Lecturer at American University.

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How to undermine democracy – lessons from Egypt

Nic Cheeseman

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 at what lessons Kenyans can learn about safeguarding their own democracy.  

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

Ballot and Beyond

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 actors has sufficient legitimacy to pen a new constitution, and what the parameters of that document should be. Clément is a political scientist at the French Documentation and Research Center (Cedej) […]

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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 are ongoing in Egypt. Clément Steuer is a political scientist at the French Documentation and Research Center (Cedej) in Cairo, and working with a funding of the Région Rhône-Alpes  

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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 box and in Egypt’s courts of law. The outcomes of these battles will decide not just the shape of Egypt’s legislative and executive, but the power dynamics in and around these […]

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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 should be. Here, Cameron Thibos, a DPhil student at the Oxford Department of International Development, identifies a misleading trend in this analysis. Ever since Muhammad Bouazizi’s self-immolation on December 17th, 2010 catalysed […]

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