This dissertation looks into the violent, self-serving legal (neocolonial) order that revolves around wealth accumulation and the defense and sustainability of the status quo. The starting point and core idea that guides my discussion is the “redemptive” ideological framework and commitment to free market economies and profit-making. I thus look into the narratives upon which an alliance between development, progress, human rights and neoliberalism rests, in a manner that limits and restricts involvement and action; and normalizes and legitimizes suffering, ill-doing and irresponsibility through law. I examine the interdisciplinary and multilayered reality of repression that state sponsored, and supported, bodies and agencies inflict on individuals in the developing countries; focusing on Egypt in light of the fast-paced economic reform under Sadat Post-Infitah.


Law Department

Degree Name

LLM in International and Comparative Law

Graduation Date

Fall 1-1-2020

Submission Date


First Advisor

Prof. Jason Beckett

Second Advisor

Prof. Hisham Wahby

Third Advisor

Prof. Hani Sayed

Committee Member 1

Prof. Jason Beckett

Committee Member 2

Prof. Hisham Wahby

Committee Member 3

Prof. Hani Sayed


75 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

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