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Policy Brief

Amr Adly
Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Private Enterprise, 2014

Ongoing upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia since the 2011 revolutions indicates high levels of dissatisfaction with the political order, and expresses a deep desire for a drastic remodeling of the economic system. Well-educated young men and women still find themselves marginalized and excluded from the political and economic order in their countries. Their initial demands for freedom and social justice have hitherto gone unheeded.

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Policy Brief

Roman David, Houda Mzioudet
BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions, 2014

Nearly three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s revolution has stalled. Militias continue to run rampant as the government struggles to perform basic functions. Theoretically to protect the revolution, Libya passed its Political Isolation Law (PIL) in May 2013, effectively banning anyone involved in Qaddafi’s regime from the new government. The law has raised serious questions: Does it contribute to effective governance and reconciliation? Does it respect human rights and further transitional justice?

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Amr Adly
Center for International Private Enterprise, 2013

Why has private entrepreneurship in Egypt and Tunisia remained underdeveloped despite decades of economic liberalization and private sector-friendly incentives and reforms? And how can the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the two countries develop in order to meet the people’s high expectations of having a productive and just socio-economic order? These are the research questions that will be addressed by the CIPE/Stanford upcoming joint report "Reforming entrepreneurship ecosystems in post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia.

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Working Paper

Fatima Abo al-Asrar
CDDRL Working Papers, 2013

This paper offers a close analysis of the key challenges facing the foreign aid sector in Yemen, and presents recommendations to the government of Yemen and the international donor community to make aid to Yemen more effective.

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Laila Alodaat
2013

This paper addresses the future of the political representation of minorities in Syria following the 2011 uprising and the ensuing period of unrest.

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Zeinab Abdelkarim, Eric Hodachok, Danielle Monaco
CDDRL Working Papers, 2013

This paper addresses electoral reform in Yemen in the transitional period following the 2011 uprising.

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Jamila Ali Raja
CDDRL Working Papers, 2013

This paper addresses the role of women in the political process in Yemen during the transitional period following the 2011 revolution.

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Marina Ottaway
2013

This short paper addresses the relationship between sectarianism and political participation in Iraq.

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Laure Guirguis
2013

This paper addresses the position of Copts in Egypt during the transition period in 2013.

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Amb. Marwan Noman, David S. Sorenson
CDDRL Working Papers, 2013

This paper reviews the process of security sector reform taking place in Yemen during the transitional period after the 2011 uprising.

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Journal Article

Lina Khatib
University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, 2013

A paper released by CDDRL Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager, Lina Khatib addresses the challenges and opportunities for political participation  in Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring. Published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Khatib argues that while there are challenges following the democratic transitions a new opening for political parties and civil society in the Arab world is in the making.

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Journal Article

Lina Khatib
International Affairs, 2013

Qatar has become an Arab country with a high international profile and an ambitious foreign policy, particularly as a result of its role in the Arab Spring. It has cultivated a reputation as a political mediator and a key source of foreign aid. Following the Libyan uprising, Qatar demonstrated further political adaptability in leading regional action against the Gaddafi regime.

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Policy Brief

عمر عاشور
مشروع بروكينجز الدوحة وجامعة ستانفورد للتحولات العربية, 2012
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الين لاست
مشروع بروكينجز الدوحة و جامعة ستانفورد للتحولات العربية, 2012

تقدم  أول انتخابات بعد سقوط الأنظمة السلطوية فرصة مهمة للجهات الفاعلة على الصعيدين المحلي والدولي لتعزيز العمليات الانتقالية. تبحث هذه الورقة أفضل السبل لدعم الممارسات الديمقراطية في الانتخابات القادمة، بناء على الدروس التي قدمتها تجربتا مصر وتونس.

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Policy Brief

اليزابيث باكنر, سارينا بيجيس, د. لينا الخطيب
2012

 تعلق هذه الورقة على التحديات والفرص التي تواجه ريادة الأعمال الاجتماعية في العالم العربي بعد الربيع العربي، مع توصيات  السياسة العامة لتنمية المجتمع. وتحلل الورقة النتائج التي توصلت إليها 

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د. تامر مصطفى
عن مشروع بروكينجز الدوحة و جامعة ستانفورد للتحولات العربية, 2012

 تم إصدار أول ورقة بحثية ضمن "مشروع مركز بروكنجز الدوحة و جامعة ستانفورد للتحولات لعربية"  للدكتور/ تامر مصطفى - الباحث بجامعة سيمون فريزر بكندا، وهي بعنوان: "صياغة دستور مصر: هل يمكن لاطار قانوني أن يعيد إحياء عملية الانتقال؟" من خلال التركيز على الحالة المصرية، يلقي الدكتور/ تامر مصطفى  الضوء على بعض القصور الذي شاب عملية صياغة الدستور في مصر وذلك لتقديم الدروس المستفادة من هذه الحالة إلى الدول العربية الأخرى التى على وشك البدء في عملية صياغة الدستور.

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Journal Article

Lina Khatib, William Dutton, Michael Thelwall
Middle East Journal, 2012
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Policy Brief

Elizabeth Buckner, Sarina A. Beges, Lina Khatib
2012

This white paper comments on the challenges and opportunities facing social entrepreneurship in the Arab world after the Arab Spring, with policy recommendations for the development community. The paper analyzes findings by an online survey conducted by Bayt.com and YouGov Siraj in December 2011-January 2012 and with over 12,000 respondents from across the Arab region.

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Journal Article

Ahmed Benchemsi
Journal of Democracy, 2012

Morocco was not immune to the 2011 upheavals in the Arab world, but the country’s monarchy deftly managed the crisis through cosmetic constitutional reform.

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Working Paper

Jean Lachapelle, Lucan Way, Steven Levitsky
CDDRL Working Papers, 2012

Focusing on Iran in 2009 and Egypt in 2011, this paper examines the role of the coercive apparatus in responding to crises triggered by mass anti-regime protest. We argue that the divergent outcomes of the two crises – authoritarian resilience in Iran and regime breakdown in Egypt – can be traced to the regimes’ distinct origins.

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Policy Brief

Omar Ashour
BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions, 2012
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Book

Lina Khatib
London: IB Tauris, 2012

Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle (IB Tauris 2012) examines the power struggles among states, other political actors, and citizens in the region that are expressed through visuals, and presented through case studies from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Libya, and Iran, with a focus on the role of the image as a political tool in the Arab Spring.

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Chris Miller, Hafez al-Bukari, Olga Aymerich
CDDRL Working Papers, 2012

Democracy, Political Parties and Reform: A Review of Public Opinion in Yemen,” by Chris Miller, Hafez al-Bukari and Olga Aymerich provides a rare glimpse into Yemeni public opinion. The survey data presented in the paper paints a picture of a population that is overwhelmingly supportive and enthusiastic about democracy as a mode of governance. At the same time, it highlights a lack of knowledge of basic electoral rights as well as options for institutional change.

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Book

Lina Khatib
Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, ed. Katerina Gregos and Elena Sorokina, 2012
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Working Paper

Elias Muhanna
CDDRL Working Papers, 2012

The Ta’if Accords, which ended Lebanon’s civil war, called explicitly for the dismantling of political confessionalism through the election of a Chamber of Deputies on “a national, non-confessional basis” and the formation of a Senate representing all of Lebanon’s various sects. Lebanese leaders from across the ideological and confessional spectrum have declared their support for this idea, and it is routinely raised whenever questions of institutional reform and “de-confessionalism” are discussed.

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