External Perceptions of Political Legitimacy

The aim of this project is to understand how Egyptians living permanently outside Egypt view the idea of political legitimacy in the Egyptian context. Political legitimacy is taken to mean the right to hold political power. The project also aims to understand how views of political legitimacy are formed and how such views affect the ties Egyptian-Australians have with Egypt. The project is also interested in Egyptian-Australians' opinions regarding how political legitimacy in Egypt has been portrayed in and handled by the media. Participants will also be asked about how they consume news media content covering the developments in Egypt and how that consumption impacts their view of political legitimacy in Egypt.

The research will be conducted with Egyptian community members who have permanently settled in Australia. Research participants eligible for this project need to hold either permanent residency or Australian citizenship status.You are invited to participate in this research by taking part in an online survey. The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey questions will be available in English. One-on-one interviews will also be conducted with 40 individuals exploring the above mentioned themes in more depth.

How to Get Involved

If you are aged 18 or over, you are of Egyptian background and you hold either Permanent Residency and/or Citizenship status in Australia, we would like to invite you to participate in the research study! Here's how you can get involved:

  • You can take part in our online survey.
  • You can take part in a one-on-one interview.

If you have taken the survey you can still take part in an interview.

Take the survey now

Contact Us

To register your interest in participating please contact the research team at: 

E: wael.e@deakin.edu.au

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