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Social Movements in Lebanon: The Case of the salary scale movement

Mohamed ElAgati ,Zainab SrourrLebanonThis research is part of the Activism, Policy and Transformation project, which is considered a collaborative, participatory work between male and female researchers from different countries of Chile, Armenia, South Africa, Egypt, and Lebanon. This project is managed and supported by the International Inequality Institute and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

COVID-19 pandemic: Does the mainstream public policies system achieve protection for all?

Mohamed ElAgati ,Nissaf Brahim ,Shimaa ElSharkawy ,Zainab SrourrEgypt ,Lebanon ,TunisiaExecutive summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world in front of many challenges regarding public policies and state responses to the spread of the pandemic. This as well has led to raising multiple concerns concerning fair and equitable public service provision and the process of doing that with accordance to social justice values. This paper examines the three cases of Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon, in public policies and state responses in facing the pandemic. It attempts to test the ability of countries in the region to provide services at times…

Populism and alternative discourse: The case of the Arab region

Despite the abundance of studies that tackled the Arab region, there are still many issues that require deeper analysis and a more comprehensive insight. The different political and social changes, many of which are radical and multifaceted, through which the region has been going underlines the necessity of looking for new approaches and reconsidering concepts that have for a long time dominated academic circles and are possibly no longer valid. Such changes give rise to a number of questions that have never been posed before. For a long time, and not without reason, we got accustomed to a conviction that…

COVID-19 and the crisis of democracy

Mohamed ElAgati ,Shorouk Al Hariri In late December 2019, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In early 2020, the virus had reached dozens of countries, and by April 2020, the virus had infected around three million and killed more than 200 thousand1. In late January, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a state of emergency2 and shortly after the virus was declared a pandemic3. Countries closed their borders and airports and global aviation ground to a halt and governments imposed either curfew or total lockdown in addition to other procedures that were characterized by centralization…

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