Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 5 – Issue 19) / studies

Corona Crisis and Controversy over Concept and Roles of the State

July 2020

Egyptian researcher, obtained a master’s degree in political science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, specializing in political economy


With the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, various political systems have faced major crises prior to the pandemic, where there had been a great debate about the role of the state in economy, weakness of democracy mechanisms, roles of armies and security services, and the relationship of armies to politics. However, with the repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis, questions started to arise about the legitimacy and future of political systems, and even about the nature and concepts of politics.

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