In the Guise of Democracy by May Kassem
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In the Guise of Democracy
By May Kassem

In the Guise of Democracy

Governance in Contemporary Egypt

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Format: Hardback

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In the Guise of Democracy by May Kassem

Book Description

The central issue addressed in this book is how an authoritarian system of government with personalised, unlimited presidential powers is maintained alongside multi-party legislative elections. The argument is that the democratic institutions are such that they pose little challenge to the president and are primarily instruments of presidential control. The authoritarian rule which was established in Egypt by Nasser in the early 1950s appears to have been preserved to date, not simply as a result of the immense powers which Nasser vested in the office of the presidency, but, more subtly, as a result of the clientistic co-option strategy adopted by his successors, Sadat and Mubarak. In this study May Kassem examines the functions of the non-competitive party system in contemporary Egypt and raises a number of issues that cast doubt on its durability. Her firsthand fieldwork combined with sound analytical judgement reveals the true nature and likely course of democratisation in the second largest country in the Middle East .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780863722547
ISBN-10: 0863722547
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Ithaca Press
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - May Kassem

Dr May Kassem, Lecturer at the American University in Cairo (AUC), gained her Ph.D. in politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.

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