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Kristian Takvam Kindt

Kristian Takvam Kindt is a researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies. He holds a BA in Arabic and MA in sociology from the University of Oslo. The role of trade unions in the Egyptian transition was the topic of his MA thesis. He has worked and studied in Egypt in 2009 and 2011-14. Among his other research fields are Arabic sociolinguistics, youth in trade unions and political mobilisation.

Research areas:  Middle East and North Africa

Publications

Trapped outside politics: Egyptian independent unions’ democratising dilemma
Egyptian workers mach to Shura Council on May Day 2013 by Gigi Ibrahim with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiibrahim/8719325837/in/photolist-ehuPN6-ehACEU-ehuESe-ehAtkm-ehuTqc-ehAyMY-ehuKUR-ehAAxE-ehAFb5-5RdRHz-5hw79G-5hwguC-5hwVW5-axhnAh-5hrGhX-5hwbxo-5hwmfs-6iyMJC-6iuFdP-5hufCM-5hwxJ3-9icwNv-7QQzTt-7Y1Sd5-9hUgtg-9hUeMR-6uiMHf-6uiKzj-9icL8D-kiPm9T-9hXiMA-9hXeCY-9hUbNK-6ueLxi-4XqbDz-4Xuj47-4XtMVB-4Xq7Kn-7VP8Ko-7Yo65S-7XY4A8-6uj21U-6uiZTq-6uiW99-6ueJNP-6ueNtV-6ueLFR-6ueRY6-6ueSoK-8RubeH Kristian Takvam Kindt 17 July 2014
Currently the independent trade union movement is one of the most active forces in Egyptian civil society. Since the 2011 revolution, on average three strikes per day have been organised. The demands are workplace specific, such as for higher wages, rather than for overall structural changes, however. Can these independent trade unions... more  

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