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dc.contributor.advisor Barsoum, Ghada Sayed, Moataz 2013-02-06T09:31:18Z 2013 Winter en 2013-02-06
dc.description.abstract The participation of young people in the January 25th revolution has been remarkable. A number of studies documented the little political participation of youth in the democratic transition process following the revolution. This study aims at voicing the views of some of the youth who decided not to participate in political parties post the revolution, despite their strong participation in the revolution. The study shows that these Egyptian youth are enthusiastic to participate in the political life but refrain to join liberal political parties. Using qualitative research methods of focus group discussions and in-depth interviews, the study documents the barriers young people list to their participation in liberal political parties. Issues of trust in the political parties systems, concerns about absence of internal democracy, lack of transparency were voiced. Instead, young people note their willingness to continue their participation in the political life using unconventional forms of participation including social media, demonstrations and sit-ins. Interviewed young people demand liberal political parties to be more transparent, less focused on single political figures, and with clear political platforms and mandates. en
dc.format.extent 72 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Revolutions en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Political participation en
dc.subject Liberalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.P.P.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Political activity -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Egypt -- Conduct of life.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- History -- Revolution, 2011.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
dc.title Perception of young people towards political participation in liberal political parties in Egypt post the 25th January Revolution: a qualitative study en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Public Administration en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember EL Baradei, Laila
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ali, Hamid E.

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    This collection includes papers, presentations, and research findings related to the January 25th Revolution and Arab Spring authored by AUC faculty and students.

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