Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(1), pp. 16–25, January, 2016.
Public Participation in Public Policy: Case Studies on Egypt’s Right to Information Draft Law and National Plan
Department of Political Science, The School of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science, The British University in Egypt. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 31 January 2016
international conventions, such as the International Covenants on Civil
and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, public
participation was emphasized as a genuine and inseparable human right.
However, public participation should not be only perceived as a human
right, but also as a precondition and a necessity for an all-inclusive,
informed and sustainable development. This research reviewed two public
participation processes that were carried out in Egypt post to the 25th
of January Revolution. While utilizing participant observation as one of
the most important research methods, this research described and
assessed the strengths and weaknesses in two public participation
processes in Egypt using a model for public participation in public
policy inspired by Arnstein’s ascending ladder of participation. The two
public participation processes were carried out over the Right to
Information (RTI) Draft Law and social justice in the National Plan of
Egypt. The research concluded with offering lessons learnt for civil
society, facilitators and decision makers in an attempt to improve
future public participation processes in public policy.
Cite This Article As: Khodary Y (2016). Public Participation in Public Policy: Case Studies on Egypt’s Right to Information Draft Law and National Plan. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(1): 16-25