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Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Bahgat Korany and Rabab El-Mahdi

Abstract

This book tries to answer three questions: 1) A ‘why’ question: the reason we have been surprised by the arrival of the ‘Arab Spring.’ Do we have the right conceptual lenses to understand the region and its different political interactions? 2) A ‘who’ question: the number and type of different groups that launched the protests and occupied Al-Tahrir Square. 3) A ‘how’ question: the way these spontaneous groups coalesced together, overpowered police forces and finally forced former President Mubarak to resign after almost 30 years in power. In addition to the introduction, the book's 13 chapte ... More

Keywords: contentious politics, ‘politics from below’ versus ‘politics from above,’, religious discourse, workers, youth movements, Islamists, women, military, civil society, new media, new Pan-Arabism, transition and its challenges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165368
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bahgat Korany, editor
American University in Cairo

Rabab El-Mahdi, editor
American University in Cairo

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