Global Civil Society and Egypt’s Transition: The Dynamics of the Boomerang Effect

  • Gamal M. Selim
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 11)


In line with policies of the dominant powers in the international system, democracy promoting influences can also stem from transnational relations, that is, cross-border interactions and exchanges with global civil society actors. These are predominantly human rights INGOs making up the core of the international human rights movement, which itself represents that faction within global civil society most directly involved in the promotion of democracy and human rights at a transnational level. Some of the best known INGOs in this field include Human Rights Watch (HRW) , Amnesty International (AI), and the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) .


Civil Society Foreign Policy Civil Society Organization Arab World Civil Society Actor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political SciencePort Said UniversityPort SaidEgypt
  2. 2.Political ScienceThe British University in EgyptCairoEgypt

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