For immediate release december 3, 2015 contact: jane riley jacobsen (202) 378-9700 [email protected] washington—the national endowment for democracy (ned) expresses its grave concern over the detention of egyptian investigative journalist and researcher ismail alexandrani, who served as a. Secular liberals and leftists who had spearheaded the revolution that toppled former dictator hosni mubarak faltered in the political process that followed islamists, mostly from the muslim brotherhood, triumphed in parliamentary elections and longtime muslim brother mohamed morsi won the presidency. Are citizens the weak link in modern democracy 48responses this is an historical perspective on the arab spring – particularly in egypt, but generalisable to some extent to other arab countries – from a historian by education and practice a peculiar personal experience drew me from being another. The full essay is here or embedded below, but here's some choice excerpts by way of quick background, i analyzed the countries from two perspectives: structural and process structural analysis looks at what socioeconomic characteristics correlate with democracy, and sees how the undemocratic. An interesting question thus emerges: why has democracy failed to take root in egypt this paper investigates the issue from an actor-based and a comparative approach finding existing literatures on democratic survival inadequate for egypt's case, this essay argues egypt's democratic failure is the interplay between. Abdel fattah al-sisi the document gives clues to to the secretive personality of egypt's new de facto ruler - and his troubled relationship with morsi written by the leader of the july 3 coup during his time studying at the us army war college , the 11-page essay presents the author's views on democracy.
In the wake of the tunisian and egyptian revolutions, academics, analysts and certainly western policymakers must reassess their understanding of a region entering its democratic moment what has happened since january disproves longstanding assumptions about how democracies can—and should—emerge in the. Why did egypt miss the chance to build democratic governance what does the astonishing popularity of another military strongman tell us about egyptian politics. By christopher walker and vanessa tucker this year's uprisings in tunisia, egypt, libya, syria, and elsewhere in the middle east and north africa have dispelled illusions about the durability of the region's prevailing governance systems long-entrenched authoritarian leaders have been forced to give way to popular. Free essay: by the end of 2005 freedom house had recorded strong improvements in the political and civil rights of countries like jordan, morocco, egypt.
By 2020, egypt's population will reach 100 million, the majority of which will be young people under 30 years of age this is a recipe for unrest president hosni mubarak's regime, however, refuses to offer egyptians a new social contract based on democratic representation and political freedoms it elects to. 3 abstract title: social media and democracy: facebook as a tool for the establishment of democracy in egypt master thesis author: sergiy prokhorov supervisor: michael krona the materials that will serve as the empirical evidence of this essay are existing literature on the revolution in egypt in 2011, news of. What's gone wrong with democracy: democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century why has it run into egypt's ensuing elections were won not by liberal activists (who were hopelessly divided into a myriad of pythonesque parties) but by muhammad morsi's muslim brotherhood mr morsi treated.
These essays by one of egypt's most influential intellectuals provide a fascinating perspective on the political, religious, economic, and social issues of. What are the chances of successful democratic transitions in tunisia and egypt i have just returned from both countries where many democratic activists shared notes with me about their situation, comparing it with the more than twenty successful and failed democratic transition attempts that i have.
Scenes from the political battles, social dilemmas, and struggles for a democratic future.