MUSTAPHA KAMEL AL-SAYYID is a Professor of Political Science and former Director of the Center for the Study of Developing Countries at Cairo University. He also lectures at the American University in Cairo. He previously taught at Harvard University and was a visiting scholar at the University of California Los Angeles. His areas of specialization include the politics of development, foreign aid, human rights, and civil society. A prolific writer in Arabic, English, and French, Professor al-Sayyid has published extensively on civil society, political change, and ideology. His articles have appeared in World Policy, Middle East Journal, Washington Quarterly, and Maghreb-Mashreq.