Toufic Haddad

Alternative Indicators and the Question of Managing the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Toufic HaddadEgypt ,Jordan ,Lebanon ,Morocco ,TunisiaThe question of developing a set of alternative economic indicators is both intriguing and complex, as there is no simple way to approach it. What is an indicator after all? In addition, what makes an ‘alternative indicator’ alternative?

Social disparities and class distinction in the Arab region

Abdelmawla Ismail ,Fadila Akkash ,Fathi alShamikhi ,Heba Khalil ,Joseph Daher ,Khalid Ali ,Maan Dammag ,Mohamed ElAgati ,Mongia Hedfi ,Muhammad Saeed alSaadi ,Omayma Kamal ,Said AL Hashmi ,Toufic Haddad ,Wassim Laabidi ,Zuhair TawfiqCapitalism has since the Industrial Revolution presented itself as the only way towards human progress and the ideal social system. According to capitalist ideologies, society is basically run by the elite in the form of those specialized in political and management sciences, finance, accountancy, and economics, which means a separation between the production process and the management process. In other words, society will be separated from the centers of…

Social justice in the Arab region between street politics and political paths

Fathi alShamikhi ,Heba Khalil ,Mohamed ElAgati ,Omar Samir Khalaf ,Raja Kassab ,Salama Kela ,Shimaa ElSharkawy ,Toufic Haddad ,Wael GamalThe concept of social justice was reflected in the discourse of several Arab political platforms whether partisan, parliamentary, or presidential, yet this discourse remains detached from actual policies on the ground and some of them were even at times not in line with social justice to start with. Some of the approaches only focused on one dimension of social justice such as, for example, fair wages which being a main component of the comprehensive concept of social justice cannot be presented as…

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