Arab Forum For alternatives think tank seeks to perpetuate the values of scientific thinking in Arab societies, and is working to address issues of political, social and economic development in the framework of the traditions and rules of scientific, away from the language of incitement and propaganda, in the framework of respect for political contexts and social systems, as well as universal human values. It is working to provide space for the interaction of experts, activists and researchers interested in issues of reform in the Arab region, governed by scientific principles and respect for diversity, is also keen Forum to offer policy alternatives and the potential social, not just hoped for the decision maker and the elites of different political and civil society organizations, in the framework of respect for the values of justice and democracy .
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File of the issue:
"Phenomena accompanying Egyptian parliamentary elections in 2015"
Mina Samir 2
Omar Samir 7
Shorouk El Harery 10
Nouran Sayed Ahmed 17
Shimaa ElSharkawy 24
Omar Samir 31
Book of the issue:
Shimaa ElSharkawy 41
Mohamed ElAgati 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.
Arab Forum for Alternatives
Topic of the issue
Dr. Layla Al-Riahi
Protecting civil rights and liberties in the light of international strategies and agreements.
(UN Global counter –terrorism strategy).
Shorouk Al Hariri 31
Book of the issue
Towards a long-term relation and the role of think tanks in this process
A large number of Egyptians suffer from housing problems with the number of people living in unofficial housing units ranging between 12 and 20 million while a large number of housing units in Egypt remain unoccupied. On the other hand, a study conducted about Cairo by UN Habitat revealed that a sizable portion of Egyptians live in units that are either unsafe or not fit for living. Added to this is the fact that housing prices are generally high and this applies to both purchase and rent.
French from Arabic origins: crisis of integration. A Follow –up paper
Future of Egyptian-Saudi relations in he light of regional and international changes. A Follow –up paper
Al-Azhar and Democratic transformation in Egypt. Dr. Georges Sarwat Fahmi
Syria: Military interactions momentum on a moving map. Rabha Seif Allam
Women and Citizenship: Reading the religious capital. Dr. Sameh Fawzy
Book of the issue
Book Review: Reinventing Democracy (From Greece to Occupy) Shimaa Elsharkawy
Policy recommendation for the European Union towards a positive role to
achieve social justice in the Arab world . Heba Khalil