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This issue

File of the issue:

"Phenomena accompanying Egyptian parliamentary elections in 2015"

  • Political participation in Egyptian parliamentary elections after June 30th

Mina Samir                                                          2

  • Performance of democratic current and revolutionary youth in Egyptian parliamentary elections.

Omar Samir                                                        7

  • Future of Egypt political party: from the unknown to becoming ‎the black horse

Shorouk El Harery                                            10

  • Reading the participation of Al Nour party in the elections.

Nouran Sayed Ahmed                                      17

  • Free Egyptians party between slogans and practices

Shimaa ElSharkawy                                          24

  • The current affiliated with the previous regime: a decline in organization and an individual growth

Omar Samir                                                        31

Book of the issue:

  • " Egypt’s long revolution: protest movements and uprisings "

Shimaa ElSharkawy                                          41

Article

  • Social justice between popular movements andpolitical paths in the Arab region.       )English(

Mohamed ElAgati                                                       1

Published in موضوع # 1

Radical religious groups witnessed three phases of transformation in their contemporary history. They started with big jihadi organizations then were reduced to small cells until big organizations made a powerful comeback that was distinguished by the use of tactics that were quite different from those used by their predecessors in the 1970s.

Published in موضوع # 1

 

The concept of social justice was reflected in the discourse of several Arab political platforms whether partisan, parliamentary, or presidential, yet this discourse remains detached from actual policies on the ground and some of them were even at times not in line with social justice to start with. Some of the approaches only focused on one dimension of social justice such as, for example, fair wages which being a main component of the comprehensive concept of social justice cannot be presented as the only demand. The result is that other social justice indicators, which are linked to an entire set of social and economic rights, are overlooked like the right to public services such as education and healthcare. At other times, social justice is dealt with in a broad or abstract manner that is not linked to realistic policies and indicators that ensure its achievement. This becomes obvious in the way citizens’ social and economic demands are seen as group-specific and unrelated to the political scene, hence can be postponed until an actual political change takes place. 

 

This issue

Follow-ups

· Yemeni crisis…an unfinished revolution

1 (A follow-up paper)

Topic of the issue

· Rise of the left…will it save Greece?: Reading parliamentarian elections results.

)A follow-up paper)

· What is happening inside the Turkish AK (Justice and Development) party?

Ali Hassan

· Reading the Sudanese elections.

(A follow-up paper)

· Knesset Elections: a look at the united Arab list.

38 (A follow-up paper)

Issues

· Development of citizenship between liberal political philosophy and Egyptian reality.

44 Mina Samir

 

Book of the issue

· The trickster and crisis of revolutionary metaphor… analysis of the Egyptian reality.

52 Omar Samir

Article

· Social Justice and civil society: between strategies of defense and development.

Mohamed Elagati

Published in Alternatives’ Papers

After the January 25th 2011 revolution, there were several new political parties that have emerged in the context of opening the public space and freedom to form political parties and diminishing previous restrictions on the process of creating parties, as this process was subject to the ruling party in terms of criteria and application. Hence,

It seemed that the Arab revolutions came at the backdrop of a somehow clear absence of the Left factions and forces at the level of action as well as at the level of political impact in the Arab street on the different causes and concerns of the citizens. Still, Leftist forces, old as well as other new ones, born from the womb of the conflict in the last years of the new millennium, have tried to play different roles in connecting with the waves of the Arab Spring and trying to reorganize their ranks and their political cards as players who are supposed to be the main ones in the roaring mass movement which is raising slogans calling for political, economic, and social rights that have been stolen from them over the past decades.

 

It seemed that the Arab revolutions came at the backdrop of a somehow clear absence of the Left factions and forces at the level of action as well as at the level of political impact in the Arab street on the different causes and concerns of the citizens. Still, Leftist forces, old as well as other new ones, born from the womb of the conflict in the last years of the new millennium, have tried to play different roles in connecting with the waves of the Arab Spring and trying to reorganize their ranks and their political cards as players who are supposed to be the main ones in the roaring mass movement which is raising slogans calling for political, economic, and social rights that have been stolen from them over the past decades.

 

The youth of Egypt played a vital role in the January 25th revolution and were on the initial driving forces behind the movement. After the revolution, many of them decided to remain politicized and active. This paper attempts to track the activities of the youth in the political sphere following the uprising.

Link study Arabic

The youth of Egypt played a vital role in the January 25th revolution and were on the initial driving forces behind the movement. After the revolution, many of them decided to remain politicized and active. This paper attempts to track the activities of the youth in the political sphere following the uprising.

 

Link study Arabic

 

Openness and transparency have become defining features of democracies around the world. Governments that are open and transparent are more accountable to their citizens and less corrupt. What is more, openness generates trust in government and also paves the way for meaningful participation by citizens and more informed and better policies.