Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 3 – Issue 10) / studies

Public Policy Making in Egypt after 2011: Determinants and Actors

April 2018

April 2018

An Egyptian researcher preparing for a PhD in Public Policy, Ibn Khaldun University, Turkey


The phenomenon of the stability of Egyptian public policies after the revolution can be addressed through more than one approach, such as the political approach, the economic / financial approach, or the institutional approach. This paper addresses it through the public policy approach, because it is the closest to understanding this phenomenon, especially at the executive level. Given that politics greatly affects public policy, this paper assumes that the policy environment in which public policies operate is the most important factor that influences the policy-making process, especially after popular uprisings and during the stages of political transformation, being characterized by instability and ambiguity to a large extent.

The study analyzes how the role of individuals who assumed key executive positions in Egypt from 2011 to the end of 2017 affected the policy-making process, and to what extent those individuals contributed to not making major changes in public policies in Egypt after the revolution.

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