Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Study of Islamic Activist Network and Social Entrepreneurship in Egypt
by Corbel, Nelly, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2007, 69; 10305764
Abstract (Summary)

The following dissertation addresses the socioeconomic emergency of the situation in Egypt. The research looks at the role of Islamic networks in a highly censored and deprived environment. The author explores the gaps left by the government’s welfare system and the Islamic efficiency in addressing the population’s need, while accumulating significant financial power. Because of the undemocratic nature of the movement, an alternative is to be found in order to not have the population, once more, taken as a political hostage by different power seeking factions. Hence, the analysis offers a non power-seeking alternative to build the foundations of a democratic society: Social Entrepreneurship. For this movement to be successful in this mission it must follow a strict path. The author presents six patterns of success for social enterprises: innovation, commitment, community participation and empowerment, professionalism, financial sustainability, and training. These patterns have been identified through five case studies across the country: Sekem, Baisaisa, Habi Center for Environmental Rights, Nahdet el Mahrousa, and the Youth Association for Population and Development.

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School: The American University of Paris (France)
Department: International Affairs: Conflict Resolution and Civil Society
School Location: France
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, North African Studies, Public policy
Keywords: Activist network, Egypt, Islam, Social entrepreneurship
Publication Number: 10305764
ISBN: 9781369493283
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