Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 5 – Issue 20) / studies

Security Services and Management of Corona Crisis: the Case of Egypt

October 2020

October 2020

Egyptian researcher and writer, BA in Mechanical Engineering, member of the Political Bureau of the Salafist Front.


The paper proceeds from the fact that during the developments of the Covid-19 crisis, the role of the state as the protector of society from threats, whether democratic or authoritarian, has re-emerged. So, state institutions and bodies took over the implementation of preventive measures against the coronavirus, as well as pumping economic stimulus packages into the arteries of the economy by governments to reduce the negative repercussions that afflicted citizens. In the midst of this, the fear of the growing (control state) escalated, especially that regimes have snatched exceptional powers from legislative councils to legalize the expansion of the powers of governments. This fear stems from the fact that many of the monitoring measures that countries take in times of crises usually continue and become entrenched afterwards as a normal activity.

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