Abstract

This descriptive and exploratory study attempts to look at refugee response in Egypt. It takes the Syrian refugee response in Egypt as a holistic single-case study to understand what the Egyptian government did, and why. The study aims to discuss the case study and its surrounding context from an overarching public policy and administration perspective, through a Public Policy System approach coupled with Jacobsen’s Theory of Public Policy Choices in Host states. It proceeds from a right-based approach to refugees issues, and employs a number of methodologies to provide a full perspective of the topic of study, including a comparative historical analysis and a legal analysis. The study concludes with a number of findings on Egypt’s role in the Syrian refugee responses and its general policy and administration approach on the issues, and puts forth a number of recommendations to guide future response management in Egypt.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Date of Award

6-1-2016

Online Submission Date

March 2016

First Advisor

Bhuiyan, Shahjahan

Committee Member 1

Awad, Ibrahim

Committee Member 2

ElSayed, Hani

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

111 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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