Egypt by Rabab El Mahdi
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Egypt
By Rabab El Mahdi

Egypt

The Moment of Change

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Egypt by Rabab El Mahdi

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Egypt is at the axis of the Arab world. With the largest population, the largest industrial economy and the longest tradition of modern political activity it has profound influence across the region. But there have been few attempts to understand contemporary Egyptian society, in particular growing internal pressures for change and their implications for the Middle East and the wider world. This book is the first for over 20 years to offer and accessible examination of contemporary issues in Egypt. It offers the reader analyses of its politics, culture and society, including contributions by several Egyptian academics and activists. This unique new book addresses the turmoil created by imposition of neo-liberal economic policies, the increasingly fragile nature of an authoritarian regime, the influence of movements for democratic opening and popular participation, and the impacts of Islamism. The authors argue that Egypt has entered a period of instability during which the 'low-intensity democracy' embraced by the Mubarak regime faces multiple challenges, including demands for radical change. This unique new book assesses the ability of the state to resist the new movements and the latters' capacity to fulfill their aims.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848130210
ISBN-10: 184813021X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rabab El Mahdi

Philip Marfleet is Reader in Social Sciences at the University of East London. He has published widely in the fields of globalisation and migration, Middle East Studies, religious activism and cultures of exile. He has worked in as a journalist in the Middle East and North Africa, for international human rights organisations, and in universities in Britain and the Middle East. He is author of Refugees in a Global Era (2006). Rabab El-Mahdi is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The American University in Cairo. She has worked at McGill University in Canada and for the Canadian International Development Agency. She has written on movements of protest in Egypt, on the Egyptian women's movement, and on modern Egyptian history. She is the author of Egypt's Feminist Movement: Different or Non-Existent? (2007).

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