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Arab spring in Egypt : revolution and beyond
Éditeur The American University in Cairo Press
Année cop. 2012
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Arab spring in Egypt : revolution and beyond
1 vol. (XIII-349 p.) ; 24 cm
Bibliogr. p. 313-336. Index
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The protesting middle east / Bahgat Korany and Rabab El-Mahdi ; pt. 1. Authoritarianism : how persistent? Concentrated power breeds corruption, repression, and resistance / Ann M. Lesch ; The political economy of Mubarak's fall / Samer Soliman ; Dynamics of a stagnant religious discourse and the rise of new secular movements in Egypt / Nadine Sika ; pt. 2. Group dynamics in Tahrir Square. The power of workers in Egypt's 2011 uprising / Dina Bishara ; Youth movements and the 25 January revolution / Dina Shehata ; Islamism in and after Egypt's revolution / Ibrahim El Houdaiby ; Women are also part of this revolution / Hania Sholkamy ; Back on horse? : The military between two revolutions / Hazem Kandil ; pt. 3. Beyond the immediate. Egypt's civic revolution turns 'democracy promotion' on its head / Sheila Carapico ; Democratization and constitutional reform in Egypt and Indonesia : evaluating the role of the military / Javed Maswood and Usha Natarajan ; Authoritarian transformation or transition from authoritarianism? : Insights on regime change in Egypt / Holger Albrecht ; pt. 4. Looking ahead. Egypt and beyond : the Arab Spring, the new Pan-Arabism, and the challenges of transition / Bahgat Korany
"The important issues and conditions that gave rise to the Arab Spring and transitions in Egypt, in one of the first books on the subject from prominent scholars in the field. Beginning in Tunisia, and spreading to as many as seventeen Arab countries, the street protests of the 'Arab Spring' in 2011 empowered citizens and banished their fear of speaking out against governments. The Arab Spring belied Arab exceptionalism, widely assumed to be the natural state of stagnation in the Arab world amid global change and progress. The collapse in February 2011 of the regime in the region's most populous country, Egypt, led to key questions of why, how, and with what consequences did this occur? Inspired by the "contentious politics" school and Social Movement Theory, The Arab Spring in Egypt addresses these issues, examining the reasons behind the collapse of Egypt's authoritarian regime; analyzing the group dynamics in Tahrir Square of various factions: labor, youth, Islamists, and women; describing economic and external issues and comparing Egypt's transition with that of Indonesia; and reflecting on the challenges of transition."--Publisher's website
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