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Egypt's moment of reform and its reform actors: the variety–capability gap
Since July 2004, Egypt has undertaken a comprehensive economic reform agenda, put forward by ‘newly’ emerging political and economic elites with different sources of legitimization than theirExpand
Playing the regional card: why and how authoritarian gravity centres exploit regional organisations
Abstract The evidence of regional authoritarian clustering across different world regions goes together with the finding that after the end of the bipolar world regional patterns of interactionExpand
The European Union and illegal migration in the southern Mediterranean: the trap of competing policy concepts
Starting with the European Security Strategy (ESS) in 2003 the European Union reiterated that security, stability, and good governance in its near neighbourhood are key foreign policy priorities. InExpand
The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and its Implementation in the Southern Mediterranean. The Case of Egypt. ZEI Discussion Papers C170, 2007
The promotion of democracy as an internationally recognised foreign policy objective is in critical condition. The continuing war on terror in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the on-going civil war inExpand
Gravity centres of authoritarian rule: a conceptual approach
The resilience of autocratic regimes in various world regions and the emerging model of illiberal capitalist autocracies (China, Russia) have led scholars to shift their attention to the durabilityExpand
Economic Reform and Authoritarianism in Egypt: Politics, Power and Patronage
Egypt’s recent economic reform agenda has been particularly advanced by a newly composed regime that reflects a modified overlapping of politics and business. Politicians with a business backgroundExpand
The challenges of a changing southern neighbourhood