Authoritarianism

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Views: Sectarianism, Authoritarianism, and the Rise of ISIS in Iraq

In 2011, the Islamic State in Iraq (ISI) militant group was at its territorial and operational nadir.[1] ISI went from…

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How Did Sisi Reproduce Authoritarianism in Egypt?

Abstract ‘Respecting the will of Egyptians is nobler than assuming power.’ Thus said Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi before assuming…

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Views: The Human Rights Movement, Covid-19, and the Challenges of a Critical Juncture

There is abundant cause for more far-reaching research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on rights and freedoms, which…

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Securing Essential Rights in Times of Pandemic: Healthcare Access in Morocco during the Covid-19 Crisis

Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic has put the Moroccan healthcare system to the test. Although the government of Morocco has successfully…

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The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism in the time of Covid-19: The Case of North Africa

Abstract At the forefront of measures adopted by North African states in response to the Covid-19 pandemic was the deployment…

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Views: Comments on Bahey eldin Hassan’s ‘Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19’

In a recent contribution, Bahey eldin Hassan discusses three broad dynamics that alone or in partial combination could shape global…

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Conference Proceeding: The Future of Secular Opposition in Egypt

On 3 July 2013, Egypt’s military ousted president Mohamed Morsi and installed an interim government lasting until then-Minister of Defence…

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Conference Proceeding: Dynamics of Socioeconomic Protest in Egypt in the time of Authoritarian Neoliberalism

On 2 September 2019, a video about military corruption, especially in regards to the construction of a new presidential palace,…

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Conference Proceeding: Egypt’s Current Economic Features and Policies

Bearing in mind the difficulties of making predictions, one could expect the recent  agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

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