The CEDEJ (Centre d'études et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales Eng.:Centre for Economic, Judicial, and Social Study and Documentation) is a French sponsored research center located in Cairo (Egypt), created in 1968. The Cedej has the status of a "Joint Entity of French Research Institutes Abroad" (UMIFRE, Unité Mixte des Instituts français de recherche à l’étranger) and is under the aegis of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). Karine Bennafla is its director since September 2015. It has published numerous books and periodicals in all fields of social sciences in Egypt, the Sudan and the Arabic world.
Among these, Egypte/Monde arabe, published from 1990, which is online in full text on the portal revues.org. It offers a social sciences library (more than 35000 books, most of them in Arabic), a huge database of geolocated statistics, a complete collection of old and new maps of Egypt and its cities. The Center for Economic, Legal and Social Studies and Documentation (CEDEJ) is a multidisciplinary research institute whose work focuses on contemporary Egypt and Sudan in all disciplines of human and social sciences (political science, law , Economics, geography.
An institution with financial autonomy, it is under the supervision of the sub-directorate of scientific exchanges and research of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and, on the spot, the cultural and cooperation department of the French Embassy In the Arab Republic of Egypt and the CNRS National Institute of Human and Social Sciences. “Les Amis du CEDEJ” is a non-profit association under the French Law of 1901. Its headquarters are located in Paris at the IREMMO (Research Institute on Mediterranean and Middle East), 7 rue des Carmelites, 75005 (Official Gazette, No. 14, April 2nd 2016).
The association aims to develop, promote and enhance CEDEJ scientific research and activities among French and Egyptian audiences in particular. The association’s priority is to help fund CEDEJ’s acquisition of documentation as well as the publication of its scientific journal, Egypt/Arab World. The association is chaired by Jean-Paul Chagnollaud, who is assisted by a Board of Directors.
The fee can also be paid by bank transfer to the account “Les Amis du CEDEJ”. “Governance and public policies” aims to encompass current research on public policy, politics, and administration in addition to public law in Egypt and Sudan. While emphasizing analysis of contemporary transformations in societies and states, this theme focuses on the following topics in particular: Constitutional and public law, Governance reforms and local administration, Relations between management and administration, state and citizens o Electoral sociology, The role of political parties, interest groups and intermediate institutions, Economic governance, Social justice and the fight against poverty, Social mobilization