The Illusion: Dictatorship as Guarantor
for a Functioning State
In Egypt liberal and left elites had missed out to organize and compete with right wing groups during and after the revolution. Amr Hamzawy, former Egyptian parliamentarian and human right activist explains that human rights abuse and economic and social crisis are threatening today’s Egypt and corroding the trust of the citizens. The illusion that an autocratic regime would guarantee stability is constantly disintegrating.
Interview: Nicola Missaglia
Production and Text Editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Video: Volkan Güclü
Video Editing: Anna Fanuele
Istanbul Seminars 2016