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.

New Project: Pandemic Lessons for Democratic Good Practices in Crisis in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia (2022-2024)

Arab Forum for Alternatives ,Observatory for Democratic TransitionEgypt ,Jordan ,Lebanon ,TunisiaArab Alternatives Forum for Social Studies (AFA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new project in partnership with United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). As well as with the partnership of the Tunisian Democratic transition observatory (OTTD). The project’s overall objective is the promotion of democratic good practices during crises, through examining the different ways in which governments have dealt with the pandemic crisis. Key activities aim to support stakeholders in improving their knowledge on the features and characteristics of Covid-19 responses in the Arab States Region, combining research,…

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…

Youth and the Arab Spring: Same demands and different paths

Shimaa El Sharkawy ,Shimaa ElSharkawyEgypt ,Jordan ,Lebanon ,Morocco ,Tunisia Introduction: The role played by Arab youth in the protest movements that started in 2010 is undeniably pivotal in steering the wheel for change towards democratic transformation in countries of the region. However, in their pursuit for democratic transformation, Arab youth were met by multiple challenges and drawbacks that influenced the fulfillment of their demands on the ground. Most analysts divide the “Arab Spring” into waves the first wave that started with Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, etc. Moreover, the second wave that started with Algeria, Sudan and Lebanon. In both waves, the…

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