AbdelHamid on Participation in Transition


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AbdelHamid on Participation in Transition

  1. 1. Prepared byDr. Magdy Abdul Hameed
  2. 2. Participation isThe citizens right to participate indecisions that effects their lives at alllevels and the capability to participatein managing public affairs beforeprivate ones.The right to choose our representativesfreely without the intervention of anyinstitution or people regardless of theirstatusA crucial condition to have
  3. 3. A key ingredient to the democraticprocess and a not a supplementaryDemocratic participations meansempowering citizens with the freedomof choice.One of the meaning of participation issocial equality.There is a big difference between thismeaning and the participation in thedaily life activities.
  4. 4. The concept of participationParticipation is an organized conscious social act and notjust a group of individual efforts, meaning it is achieved bya large number of people. They are considered a social sector class or profession..etcParticipation is an organized act that requires anorganizational vessels and a society that provides channelsof expression, in this sense not only is it a socialparticipation but also a participation that is formed on theleast way of organizing.
  5. 5. •Participation is an act of negotiation with acapability that reflects a certain ability•Participation actually occurs when peoplestarts to feel effective.•When people feel disempowered they cantparticipate.•
  6. 6. Participation frameworkTo achieve participation; an organizedframe work that allows all citizens anddifferent people a democratic act ofdemocracy.Civil society organizations consists of:parties, unions, civil associations, non-governmental organizations,federations, social clubs…etc is anorganized frame work and fertile spaceto practice participation widely andeffectively
  7. 7. Obstacles and ChallengesStopping different forms of freedom ofexpression reflects an authoritariancharacter and security of state and themonopoly of power.Codify legislative tyranny structuresignificantly effected the structure ofpolitical life over the past threedecades, which led to the absence offrameworks for participation
  8. 8. The absence of the culture of dialogue and collectivenegotiations as way to resolve conflicts andcompromise.Participation as a collective act was effected thepolitical and economical transformations thatoccurred within the last 30 years and not to mentionthe effect of the liquidity of class
  9. 9. Opportunities and Prospects ofParticipationThe fall of authoritarian security and breaking thefear barrier within the people.Widening the the culture of participation after 25thofJanuary 2011 and valuing the organized and collectiveact in making a change.Establishing a new organized frame work capable ofembracing different individuals and groups fromdifferent parties and independent unions as well asnew innovative forms of organizations
  10. 10. The role of civil society inactivating participationThe different organizations of the civilsociety forms a frame work wherecitizens can work through itCivil society trains the citizens on howto participate in public affairsCivil society develops the concept andstatus of participation with maturity,openness using democtratic ways whichrebuild the society and confirms itindependence.