Civil Society Exposed
The Politics of NGOs in Egypt
By (author) Maha Abdelrahman
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Civil Society Exposed by Maha Abdelrahman
Book DescriptionIs the concept of civil society relevant to social and political change? What is the role of its most well-known agents, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in promoting emancipatory projects? Maha Abdelrahman analyses the empirical case of Egyptian 'civil society' in order to ascertain whether the experience of civil society organisations, and of NGOs in particular, validates the contention prevalent in academic and policy circles that civil society is the main engine for social and political transformation. The author concludes that civil society, far from constituting this engine, is a politically contested terrain characterised by authoritarian and repressive tendencies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850435815
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maha Abdelrahman
Cultural Dynamics in Contemporary Egypt, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Maha Abdelrahman
Focuses on an array of emerging cultural patterns in modern-day Egypt and their social, political, and economic ramifications. The contributions are based on papers delivered at the Cairo Papers Thirteenth Annual Symposium in May 2004, and cover four broad areas: media and language, Islamic marketing, taste and public space, and food and markets.
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Author Biography - Maha Abdelrahman
Maha M. Abdelrahman in Assistant Professor in Sociology at The American University of Cairo.
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