Nick Sigler

Commitment to the Party Line: Egyptian and International Experiences

One cannot imagine that the crisis of party-line commitment faced by Egyptian political parties can be tackled or resolved without dealing with a key structural factor related to the process of establishing political parties following the Egyptian revolution. This was the historic moment that has ever since deeply affected the Egyptian political parties with its complications, manifestations, impacts and echo. The moments of the emergence of the Egyptian revolution and the first days of the revolution in the following 18 days were basically epic moments given the variety and diversity of the backgrounds of citizens and participants and the consensus…

Political Parties’ Guide to Building Coalitions

A coalition or electoral alliance is a vehicle by which like-minded political parties can come together to fight an election and/or to collaborate in parliament in order to ensure that their voice and their political beliefs have a better chance of being heard. This is based on the principle that in order to achieve anything in a democracy it is usually far easier when done collectively. And by making it easier for smaller parties to get elected, coalitions or alliances are also a means by which minority views can be heard.

Electoral Campaigns (Strategies and challenges)

The book aims to discuss different strategies used in managing election campaigns, focusing on the case of parliamentary elections in 2011 and the way various political and party blocs stood for election amid the difficult circumstances during the transitional period that followed the January 25 Revolution. At the end of every chapter, an international expert in the field of election campaign management will set out a number of recommendations and summarize international experience in this field

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