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dc.contributor.advisor Sholkamy, Hania Van Bebber, Catherine Isaac
dc.creator Van Bebber, Catherine Isaac 2011-05-23T07:07:26Z 2012-09-11T13:09:06Z 2011 Spring 2011-05-23T07:07:26Z
dc.description.abstract Understanding who the poor are and what defines their level of deprivation is critical in the state's responsibility to its citizens. This thesis looks at how the Egyptian State targets the poor through the narrative of poverty during the last sixty years. While the state has historically addressed this issue within the broader context of societal welfare, it has not always specifically targeted the marginalized and vulnerable groups. The Egyptian State has transitioned from authoritarian socialism, to a rentier economy, and then to a free market state without upsetting the status quo of the ruling bureaucracy and state agents. Recently, it has tried to become a more welfare-oriented regime, attempting to cater to a population without really progressing or acknowledging the problem of poverty. This thesis aims to shed light on a particular relationshipâ the social contract between the impoverished and the state. I do this by examining how the problem of poverty in Egypt came to the government toward this particular group of people in order to understand some of the broader processes of poverty reduction, welfare, and social protection in Egypt. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Welfare state -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
dc.title The policies of the state and targeting the poor in Egypt: Egypt's transition to a welfare state? en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Middle East Studies en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center en

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