Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 6- Issue 22) / studies
Development Policies and the Arab Revolutions: Reality and Challenges
The study proceeds from the fact that the challenges facing development in Arab countries after the Arab Spring revolutions, which constitute a challenge in themselves, include: technical challenges, such as lack of funding; political challenges, with regard to the level of coordination and cooperation; and security challenges such as armed conflicts, extremism, terrorism, and the refugee crisis, which have all been imposed on the process of formulating and implementing Arab development policies, where security challenges also affect the development gains of these countries. Therefore, development policies are considered one of the most important solutions to achieve the desired development. The success of development policies requires fulfillment of several conditions, such as provision of democratic institutions that can enable citizens to participate in politics, freely choose from among available development options, with the need to achieve social justice in society. The problematic of the paper is: How can the Arab revolutions contribute to formulating and adopting development policies to achieve social justice and preserve dignity and equality, in light of the challenges facing development in Arab countries?