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Ahmed Abd Rabou

Ahmed Abd Rabou is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Originally from Cairo, he is an assistant professor of comparative politics at both Cairo University and the American University in Cairo (AUP). He became a figure in the Egyptian media, conducting a series of public talks and analyses on democratization and transitions in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab Spring. He writes a weekly column for the Egyptian newspapers Elshrouk Daily and CNN (Arabic version). Ahmed Abd Rabou has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on democratization in Egypt and other Arab nations. He is also known among Egyptian scholars for his specialization in civil-military relations, political Islam and democratization in Egypt, on which he currently focuses his research.  

 

Writer's Publications

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Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East
This book focuses on Civil-Military Relations (CMR) in Egypt, a country that
witnessed uprisings calling for democratic change in January 2011, which
led to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak from the Presidency, the...
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The absence of the legislative body and the future of politics in Egypt
The absence of the legislative body and the future of politics in Egypt
Since July 2013 Egypt has been without a parliament after its election laws were ruled unconstitutional and in the interim gives full legislative control to the president....
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What future awaits Egypt’s political parties? Analyzing new legislation for the House of Representatives
What future awaits Egypt’s political parties? Analyzing new legislation for the House of Representatives

This paper by Ahmed Abd Rabou analyzes how Egypt's legislative election law, issued on June 5th 2014 by then-President Adly Mansour, endangers the functioning of Egypt’s political parties and parliament. The paper outlines the most...

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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Without Accountability, Checks or Balances
The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Without Accountability, Checks or Balances

Since the announcement of the Constituent Assembly that they had completed a new draft constitution, there has been a celebratory atmosphere in Egypt and faith in the ability of the constitution to establish democracy and to protect the...