Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 October 2008
Issue No. 919
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Quarterly Supplement (Sumemr/Autumn 2008)
Public Policy Journal produced by
the Association of Former International Civil Servants in Egypt (AFICS-Egypt)

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The Gibraltar barrage
Controlling the sea level of the Mediterranean would be an engineering feat and may be both possible and necessary, writes Mohamed El-Kassas
The limits of trade policy
Reducing tariffs or banning exports alone cannot address the realities of the global food crisis, writes Ahmed Ghoneim
Using what we have
With intelligent intervention, Egypt's agricultural production could be raised and resources saved, minimising the impact of the world food crisis, writes Hamdy El-Swalhy
Egypt and food security
Egypt is well positioned to weather the global food crisis if urgent action is taken, writes Paul Weber and John Harris
The economist's view
In the aftermath of the world food crisis, followed by the world financial crisis, Seheir Kansouh-Habib of Beyond speaks to two of Egypt's most prominent economists on the extent to which the country is at the mercy of -- or protected from -- global shocks.
Towards a new social contract
Re-envisioning the relation between the state, citizens and the private sector in Egypt is key to development, writes Samaa Kassaby
Youth viewpoint: Before a new social contract
Without a solid legal framework and competent government, talk of a new social contract is hot air, writes Ayman Ismail
Youth viewpoint: Playing it forward
It is the energy of youth in Egypt that can cast anew a just, vibrant and open social contract for all citizens, writes Seif Abou Zeid
Youth viewpoint: The absent woman
Embedded inequality, veiled as tradition or religious probity, is what women face and must change in the lived reality of the Egyptian social contract, writes Marwa Sharafeldin
Youth viewpoint: The end of the line
Why in Egypt is the simply logic of queuing so misunderstood, ponders Mary Mourad
Performance-based governance
The essence of the social contract is that the needs of the people are served. That's not happening in Egypt, writes Youssef Bishai
Forging a cultural bridge
From the legacy of modern Egypt's first ruler comes a call for East-West understanding, writes Seheir Kansouh
Youth viewpoint: For the love of Egypt
Environmental activism is the best counterpoint to the attitude of those Egyptians who would rather leave Egypt than help save it, writes Ahmed El-Dorghamy

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