The EU has been engaged in promoting democracy in Egypt for the last two decades. In 2011, Egyptians took part in huge demonstrations resulting in changes in the Egyptian political reality. This study investigates the changes in the European Union democracy promotion policy in Egypt after the events of 2011, causes of policy change and policy change mechanisms. This study takes a comparative case study approach, juxtaposing European Union democracy promotion policies in Egypt at different points of transition. The study concludes that there were no major changes in the EU policies but there were only some corrections in the current strategy. The study indicates that the change in the local situation in Egypt was the main reason behind EU democracy promotion policy change.


Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Global Affairs

Graduation Date


Submission Date

February 2015

First Advisor

Shahin, Magda

Committee Member 1

Hodgkins, Allison

Committee Member 2

Barsoum, Ghada


97 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Democratization -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Egypt.


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