Egypt is well known to be a society dependent on the Nile. As such, Egypt has been viewed as a centralized society with Cairo playing a dominant role in the society.
One of the outcomes of such view is the urban-rural dualism and neglect of the regional perspective. However, different sociopolitical events, one of which is 2012 presidential election, allow us to realize the regional dimension as an important element influencing the social reality of
regional diversity created through urban-rural linkage.
About Iwasaki Erina :
Iwasaki Erina is Professor in the Department of French Studies, of the Faculty of Foreign Studies of Sophia University. She obtained a Ph.D in economics from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan) in 2006. She specializes in Egyptian and Tunisian socioeconomy, with a special focus on development, urban-rural relations. She also conducts research on water and irrigation, communal behaviors in Western Desert in Egypt and in South Tunisia.
Rashda: The Birth and Growth of an Egyptian Oasis Village, Brill, 2016 (with Hiroshi Kato) Income Distribution in Rural Egypt : A Three Village Cases” Journal of African Studies and Development, 7(1), pp.15-30, 2015.
Inequality and Poverty in the Suburbs. The Case of Metropolitan Cairo" in The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs. Hanlon and Vicino eds. Routledge, 2019.