EFFERVESCENT EGYPT: Venues of Mobilization and the Interrupted Legacy of 2011
The arrival of al-Sisi to power halted a striking rise in social movements that flourished post-2011. This publication provides lessons learned and a rare glimpse of their organization, challenges and achievements.
OUT OF THE INFERNO? Rebuilding Security in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen
Without a pre-defined security plan, no political authority is likely to control the countries living in fragmented security and political orders in MENA. The adoption of cooperative security could be a way out of the conflicts of the region.
Civil Society and Public Policy Formation: Strategies from Morocco and Egypt
Civil society actors should adapt their means of pressure, create cooperatives to improve their development impact, and build and consolidate networks and consensus to be able to act as a unified force capable of influencing government policies and weathering periods of repression.
Europe’s Border: Local Power and Democratic Consolidation in Tunisia
The Arab Reform Initiative and the Collège Méditerranéen pour la Recherche Scientifique organized a two-day conference in Tunis on 30 and 31 May 2016 to present European experiences of municipal development during periods of democratic consolidation, and to contribute to the debate on implementing local government in Tunisia.
Reforming the Judiciary in Morocco: A Compiled Report
In the face of manipulation, interference and even outright control by many governments in the region, law-makers and judges in several Arab countries have launched campaigns to strengthen the independence of the judic
The State of Information in Egypt: Activating the Constitutional Right
Between 2013-2016, ARI and its member organisation, the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), have been engaged in a project that promotes access to information as a right of citizens. The project seeks to enhance citizens’ mobilisation to demand the freedom of information as a right, focusing specifically on Egypt.