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Mobilising Protest Networks I (2000–2006)

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The ‘25 January revolution’ has often been described as ‘leaderless’ but this chapter demonstrates that the initial demonstrations were meticulously planned, drawing on previously developed protest ... More


Introduction

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Tens of thousands of Egyptians, most with no prior experience of activism, took to the streets in 2011, joining hardened activists, and called for an end to police abuse, a higher minimum wage and ... More


‘Atef, the people of Egypt are forced to eat bricks!’ Socio-Economic Context

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the structural context within which protest networks emerged, focusing on socio-economic factors. Drawing on social movement theory and revolution studies, this chapter looks at ... More


A ‘Leaderless’ Revolution?: Planning Vs Spontaneity

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If we focus overly on networks—a focus encouraged by the prism of social movement theory—we risk missing the ‘spontaneous’ aspects of the uprising (in the sense of not being planned), individual ... More


Conclusion

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Our analysis of the ‘25 January revolution’ — or rather the mass protests, occupations and strikes that forced members of the ruling elite, primarily the army, to choose between loyalty to the regime ... More


‘Down with Mubarak, Down with the Military State!’: Political Context

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter seeks to situate protest networks underlying the Egyptian revolution within broader structural changes that shaped their emergence. In social movement theory terms, where the previous ... More


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