Heba Abou Shnief is the Policy Coordinator at the Social Contract Center (SCC) in Cairo - a joint UNDP-Government of Egypt project that promotes social equity and works to build consensus towards a new social contract in Egypt
Reflecting The Public Will In Egypt: Between Rhetoric and InstitutionalismThe lack of participatory channels has been one of the greatest weaknesses in Egypt’s institutional framework; it’s one of the reasons that led to the demise of the previous regime
A Vote of Confidence for the PresidencyIn the wake of the constitution-making process, members of the Constitution Drafting Committee will have to grapple with the substantive issues that have been delayed by procedural maneuvering
Actionable Policies Speak Louder Than WordsAny reform program that the government wishes to undertake will raise a myriad of administrative, financial and political economy challenges.
“In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading
It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading
I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...
Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...
Democracy in the Age of American Idol
Slow Return to Normal Politics in Egypt
Revolutionary Business: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the Middle East
Speak the Truth or Keep Silent
How to become a political activist in Egypt
Mish Fahem 2
Replacing Humiliation with Dignity
Egypt Calling: Lessons in Democracy
The Economic Consequences of the Arab Revolt
The Impact of Digital Technology on Art and Artists
Egypt's Economic Crisis: How to Help Cairo Help Itself
Egypt’s Beard Complex
Finding the trend in transition
An immediate roadmap for the Egyptian opposition
The Day After
Trafalgar has much in common with Tahrir
Does Egypt Need a Magles al-Shura?
Egypt Tries to Reconstitute Itself
A History of Tahrir Square
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