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AbdelHamid on Participation in Transition

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  • 1. Prepared byDr. Magdy Abdul Hameed
  • 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. 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. 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. •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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.