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Egypt’s Tahrir Revolution

Dan Tschirgi, Walid Kazziha, and Sean F. McMahon, editors
Egypt’s Tahrir Revolution
ISBN: 978-1-58826-884-6
$27.50
2013/287 pages/LC: 2012028226
"An in-depth analysis of the antecedents, process, and implications of former President Husni Mubarak's overthrow."—Alexandra BetGeorge, Middle East Journal

"What a pleasure to have a volume about the Tahrir Revolution from a team of scholars who had front row seats to the unfolding of the extraordinary events that defined it.... I learned something from each and every chapter."—Raymond William Baker, Trinity College

DESCRIPTION

The 18-day revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30 years of rule marked a historic turning point in the political fortunes not only of Egypt, but of the entire Middle East. While the impact of that seminal event will continue to unfold for years, this volume, written by members of the Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo, presents an authoritative exploration of the circumstances and implications—both political and theoretical—what has come to be known as the Tahrir Revolution.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Tschirgi and Walid Kazziha are professors of political science and Sean F. McMahon is assistant professor of political science at the American University in Cairo.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • THE REVOLUTION IN EGYPT.
  • What Went Wrong with Mubarak’s Regime?—M.K. Al-Sayyid.
  • Egypt Under Mubarak: A Family Affair—W. Kazziha.
  • The Political Economy of the Revolution—N.R. Farah.
  • Youth Power and the Revolution—T. Sullivan.
  • Egyptian Women in Revolt: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Roles—M. Shorbagy.
  • Revolution Without Islamists?—S. ElGhatit.
  • THE CONTEXT OF THE REVOLUTION.
  • The Implosion of Patronage Regimes in the Middle East—I. Elnur.
  • Egypt's Social Forces, the State, and the Middle East Order—S. McMahon.
  • Egypt’s Uncertain Transition—I. Ivekovic.
  • IMPLICATIONS OF THE REVOLUTION.
  • Two Peaceful Revolutions Compared: Egypt and East Germany—N. Sika.
  • Israel and the Tahrir Revolution—A. Yossef.
  • The United States and the Tahrir Revolution—D. Tschirgi.
  • CONCLUSION
  • Egypt in the Balance—the Editors.