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Governing Cairo

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164040
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970405 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0010
Governing Cairo

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This chapter examines the governance and political aspects of Cairo, Egypt. It attempts to understand why most of the political apparatus dealing with Cairo simply doesn't work in the ways intended, and how, nevertheless, the city continues to function and evolve. It also analyzes the structure and functioning of the Egyptian government and suggests that Cairo should be considered a minimalistic city, one where only urban essentials are required to work, and the rest remains largely irrelevant.

Keywords: political apparatus; governance; Cairo; Egypt; Egyptian government

Chapter.  5534 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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