Aspects of religion are very much embedded in public life (op-ed)
- August 20, 2012
- An op-ed by Kelsey Norman, political science graduate student, is featured in iPolitics August 20, 2012
As everyone is well aware, Egypt is undergoing mass political change. In a surprise move early last week, the recently-elected Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsy shocked Egyptians and the international community alike by sending top armed forces officials into early retirement and by striking down an addendum to the 30th March Constitutional Declaration that would have curbed his powers. Greeted by both exuberance on behalf of Morsy supporters as well as outcries from other political groups, this sudden seizing of presidential authority has led to a week of speculation over the future of the balance of power in the country. [About the author: Kelsey Norman is a PhD student studying political science at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Master of Public Policy degree in 2010 from the University of Toronto and she's worked as a researcher in Canada, the United States, Egypt and Croatia. She is currently in Cairo completing research on citizenship, migration and the acquisition of rights as a research fellow with the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo.]
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