Egypt (tagged articles)
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Explaining the Muslim Brotherhood's Electoral Success in Egypt: Examining the Parliamentary Elections of 2011 and Presidential Election of 2012
Jacob C. Potts - From the 1980s to the parliamentary and presidential elections of 2011 and 2012, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt out-performed the secular opposition movements during that time. Explanations for this are varied, with scholars claiming that it is the result of factors... Keep Reading »
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The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's Failed Democratic Transition
Jacob C. Potts - In January of 2011, massive protests emerged against Hosni Mubarak, the autocratic leader of Egypt since 1981. After Mubarak stepped down, there was a period of relative freedom for Egyptians, which unfortunately came crashing down roughly two years later, when the... Keep Reading »
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Islamic Feminism in Egypt: Toward a Reconceptualization of Social Movement Theories
Sabrina Moro - A review of literature on social movements highlights its many and sometimes conflicting definitions. Relying on Saba Mahmood’s Politics of Piety (2005) – an ethnographic account of grassroots women’s piety movement in the mosques of Cairo –... Keep Reading »
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The Arab Uprisings and the Blossoming of a 'Global Imaginary'
Tristan Smaldone - The social uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt that unfolded in late 2010 and early 2011 were the catalyst for a political awakening that soon after encompassed the globe. The same logic that allowed for localized social populism to flourish, in these cases, was at play... Keep Reading »
The Evolution of Revolution: Social Media in the Modern Middle East and its Policy Implications
Taylor Bossung - Wael Ghonim, a 30-year-old Egyptian who works as an executive for Google, enjoyed a house in the United Arab Emirates with a pool and a nice car. But when news of the Egyptian protests reached him in January 2011, he anonymously started a Facebook page supporting a... Keep Reading »
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