This research is trying to disclose the reasons behind the slow down of the privatization program in Egypt. It does so by assessing the government's policy with regard to privatization by reference to secondary material and two case studies: the banking and the maritime sectors. These two case studies were carefully chosen in order to highlight particular issues related to the slow down of the process of privatization and the government's policies. The banking sector, for example, is one of the sectors that the government seems reluctant to privatize and only last January did the government announce the willingness to privatize the smallest and lest troubled bank among the four major public banks: Bank of Alexandria. As to the maritime industry, the government forbid the private sector from any activity for seven years after declaring the policy of privatization, and it was only in 1998 that it allowed some limited private involvement.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2005

Online Submission Date


First Advisor

Pandeli Glavanis

Committee Member 1

Enid Hill

Committee Member 2

Nadia Farah

Document Type



148 leaves

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1


Library of Congress Subject Heading 3

Sulamī, Muhạmmad ibn al-Hụsayn,


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Call Number

Thesis 2005/50