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About Rawia M Tawfik Amer

Rawia M.Tawfik Amer is a lecturer at the faculty of Economics and Political science, Cairo University. She holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. She writes on issues of African political economy.

Articles by Rawia M Tawfik Amer

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The return of tamed opposition in Egypt

Egypt's opposition parties are being co-opted or contained. In the foreseeable future, the most effective opposition to the regime will most probably take place outside elected institutions and by actors different from political parties, says Rawia M.Tawfik Amer

Egypt as a role model: an opportunity lost

The January 25th uprising offered Egypt the opportunity to become a role model for peaceful transition in the region and beyond. But with the hijack of the will of the people almost completed, Egypt is moving further away from realising democracy.

Egypt: back to military despotism?

The only way out of the current stalemate is launching an inclusive reconciliation process in which all political forces admit their responsibility for the early failure of transition and show their willingness to move towards building a democratic state, says Rawia M.Tawfik Amer

African leadership for a new generation: reflections on the North African revolutions

The young revolutionaries in North Africa face two challenges: the attempt by incumbent regimes to co-opt them and the attempt by western governments to influence them. For the Pan-Africanist movement to be sustainable it has to be owned by the people, says Rawia Amer

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