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About Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Saad Eddin Ibrahim is the founder and director of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies in Cairo and a professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Egypt, Islam, and Democracy (2002) and The New Arab Social Order (1982), and the co-editor of Developmentalism and Beyond (1997) and Arab Nonviolent Political Struggle in the Middle East (1990). He was jailed from 2001-2003 for his advocacy of human rights and democracy in Egypt, and in 2005 was an unofficial candidate for the Egyptian presidency.

Articles by Saad Eddin Ibrahim

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Politico-religious cults and the 'end of history'

The Muslim world's encounter with modernity is a dislocating process that may prove fatal to theocrats and autocrats alike, says Saad Eddin Ibrahim.

Arab democratisation at the crossroads

In the last days of 2005, leading thinkers and scholars from around the world share their fears, hopes and expectations of 2006. As Isabel Hilton asks: What does 2006 have in store? (Part one)
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