Egypt

Scholarly Publications

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

December 2003

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East provides a comprehensive assessment of the origins and staying power of Middle East autocracies, as well as a sober account of the struggles of state...

Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World

November 2006

 This book examines the cinematic depictions of major political issues, from the Arab-Israeli conflict to the Gulf War, to Islamic fundamentalism, looking at films made in the US, in Egypt, Tunisia...

Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle

October 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...

Other Publications

Drafting Egypt's New Constitution Policy Paper

March 2012

This is the first paper in the BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions series, authored Dr.

Voting for Change: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of First Elections in Arab Transitions

May 2012

The first elections after the fall of authoritarian regimes present an important opportunity for both local and international actors to strengthen transitional processes.

News

Inaugural seminar: Exploring the missing link between liberalization and democratization in the Middle East

March 2010

On February 17, 2010 the Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at CDDRL held its inaugural seminar with Prof.

Elections and Changing Political Dynamics in the Arab World Seminar Series Launched

September 2010

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its seminar series for 2010-11, titled "Elections and Changing Political Dynamics in the Arab World".

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Your People

March 2011

In a piece for the blog Jadaliyya, Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager Lina Khatib at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, makes the argument that Arab leaders have...

Events

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

Democratization in the Middle East: A Provisional Assessment

February 5, 2009

Agenda 8:15-8:45 am Coffee, light breakfast for participants 8:45-8:50 am Opening remarks; goals of the workshop (Olivier Roy, Larry Diamond) 8:50-10:30 Stable Autocracies?

The Regional Dimensions of Authoritarianism in the Arab World

March 30, 2010

Samer S. Shehata is an Assistant Professor of Arab Politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He received a PhD in Politics from Princeton University.

Projects

The Link between Economic and Political Reform in the Arab World

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to present the report of this project, which examines the link between...
English

Entrepreneurship After the Arab Spring

The project “Entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring” addresses a number of questions on the entrepreneurship ecosystem that comprises the legal, institutional, regulatory, and policy frameworks...
English

Political Participation, Pluralism, and Citizenship Rights in the Arab World

Processes of democratic transition in today’s Arab world carry with them both challenges and opportunities for pluralism and citizenship rights, particularly with respect to the political...
English

Multimedia

Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

April 2015

AbstractIslamic charities occupied a critical space in Mubarak-era Egypt.

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

Amr Hamzawy: Anti-democratic Deceptions - How Egyptian Liberals Endorse Autocracy

November 2015

On October 27, 2015, ARD Visiting Scholar and former Egyptian Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy spoke to the CDDRL community, sharing remarks on shifts in liberal thought in Egypt over the past several years.---------------------------Abstract:Over...

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL