Is the legacy of the Arab Spring more oppression?

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Twelve years after the Egyptian Revolution, Egypt’s civil society has been all but nationalized. In this blog post, Ahmed El Assal and Amr Marzouk investigate how and why this has happened.

The popular uprising that swept across Egypt exactly twelve years ago was supposed to herald a new era marked by greater political freedom and the end of state oppression. But optimism that things would change for the better quickly evaporated after the resurgence of authoritarian practices.

In this blog post, PhD researchers Ahmed El Assal and Amr Marzouk argue that ever since the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the Egyptian government has taken steps to nationalize civil society, turning it into yet another administrative machinery under its direct control.

Read the full post on ISS blog BlISS - 'Is the legacy of the Arab Spring greater oppression? Twelve years after the Egyptian Revolution, Egypt’s civil society has been all but nationalized' 25 January 2023.

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Ahmed El Assal

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