Egypt's Revolutions. Politics, Religion, and Social Movements : Politics, Religion, and Social Movements
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
288 p.
Egypt, political Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Marshall al-Sisi
Where is Egypt headed? Did the people 'bring down the government,' as the thousands of demonstrators in Tahrir Square claimed in January 2011? What has taken place since the fall of the Mubarak regime the following month? Why was political Islam, although it triumphed in the first free elections ever held in Egypt, overwhelmingly rejected during massive demonstrations in June 2013? Is authoritarian rule making a final comeback since the bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, Field Marshall al-Sisi's rise to the presidency, and the arrest of revolutionary activists? Has the country become the first front in a regional counter-revolution backed by the Gulf monarchies? Can jihadist violence, which is more active than ever, contaminate the entire Islamist spectrum, beginning with the Muslim Brotherhood's militant base, which is pondering what action to take while its leadership rots in prison? This volume is the first to describe the ongoing dynamics in the country since the outbreak of revolution. Written by Egyptian, American, and French specialists who have experienced Egypt's turmoil first hand, it sheds light on a demographic, political and cultural giant whose upheavals and crises have sent ripples throughout the Arab and Muslim world.

Introduction: Egypt in Revolution; Bernard Rougier and Stéphane Lacroix<br><br> PART ONE: THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FACES THE TEST OF POWER<br> 1. The Reasons for the Muslim Brotherhood's Failure in Power; Patrick Haenni<br> 2. Confronting the Transition to Legality; Marie Vannetzel<br> 3. Between Social Populism and Pragmatic Conservatism; Amr Adly<br><br> PART TWO: GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTIONS, AND POLITICAL PROCESSES<br> 4. The Role of Elections: The Recomposition of the Party System and the Hierarchization of Political Issues; Clément Steuer<br> 5. Egypt's Judiciary in a Post-Revolutionary Era; Nathan J. Brown<br> 6. Egypt's third constitution in three years: A critical analysis; Zaid Al-Ali<br> 7. The Electoral Sociology of the Egyptian Vote in the 2011-2013 Sequence; Bernard Rougier and Hala Bayoumi<br><br> PART THREE: SOCIAL ACTORS AND PROTEST MOVEMENTS<br> 8. The Rise of Revolutionary Salafism in Post-Mubarak Egypt; Stéphane Lacroix and Ahmed Zaghloul Shalata<br> 9. Sinai: From Revolution to Terrorism; Ismail Alexandrani<br> 10. The Labor Movement in the Face of Transitionl; Nadine Abdalla<br> 11. Copts and the Egyptian Revolution: Christian Identity in the Public Sphere; Gaétan Du Roy<br> 12. An Urban Revolution in Egypt?; Roman Stadnicki<br><br> PART FOUR: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES<br> Abdel Fattah al-Sisi; Tewfick Aclimandos<br> Hamdeen Sabahi; Tewfik Aclimandos<br> Mohamed Morsi; Marie Vannetzel<br> Khairat al-Shater; Stéphane Lacroix<br> Yasser Borhami; Stéphane Lacroix