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Egypt beyond Tahrir Square

contributions by Bessma Momani, Eid Mohamed, Hesham Genidy, Mohammed el-Naway, Sahar Aziz, Justine Salam, Maissaa Almustafa, Ismail Alexandrani, Isaac Friesen, Dina Rashed, Dalia F. Fahmy, Mohamad Hamas Elmasry, Shereen Abouelnaga, Mohammad Fadel & Mai Mogib Mosad

Indiana University Press
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Sep 2016
Egypt, Revolutionary, Comparative Politics
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On January 25, 2011, the world's eyes were on Egypt's Tahrir Square as millions of people poured into the city center to call for the resignation of president Hosni Mubarak. Since then, few scholars or journalists have been given the opportunity to reflect on the nationwide moment of transformation and the hope that was embodied by the Egyptian Revolution. In this important and necessary volume, leading Egyptian academics and writers share their eyewitness experiences. They examine how events unfolded in relation to key social groups and institutions such as the military, police, labor, intellectuals, Coptic Christians, and the media; share the mood of the nation; assess what happened when three recent regimes of Egyptian rule came to an end; and account for the dramatic rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood. The contributors' deep engagement with politics and society in their country is evident and sets this volume apart from most of what has been published in English about the Arab Spring. The diversity of views brought together here is a testament to the contradictions and complexities of historical and political changes that affect Egypt and beyond.

About the authors

Bessma Momani is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and Senior Fellow at CIGI, specializing on the Middle East and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the author of Twentieth-Century World History (2007), IMF–Egyptian Negotiations (2005), the CIGI–CIC Special Report: The Future of International Monetary Fund: A Canadian Perspective (2009), and is the co-editor of Canada and the Middle East (WLUP, 2007). Dr. Momani has also published a dozen scholarly articles in numerous political and economic academic journals.

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Editorial Reviews

Momani and Mohamed's edited book will have value for scholars and students concerned with the study of Egypt, across a range of disciplinary boundaries.

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