As the leaders of a revolutionary, nationalist regime, the Egyptian Free Officers who came to power following the 1952 Revolution committed themselves to the attainment of goals associated with modernization, namely rapid economic development based on State planning and industrialization and the political mobilization of society along State-decreed lines. Arising from a conference held at the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, with contributions from scholars from the Arab world, Europe and the US as well as the UK, these papers raise the questions most important to students of economic and political development.
Foreword by P. J. Vatikiotis. Note on transliteration. Notes on the contributors. Part 1. The Economy 1. Planning and Economic Growth in the UAR 1960-5 Bent Hansen 2. The Egyptian Economy and the Revolution Galal Amin 3. Agricultural Production in Historical Perspective: A Case Study of the Period 1890-1939 Roger Owen 4. Economic and Institutional Organization of Egyptian Agriculture Since 1952 M. Riad el Ghonemy Part 2. Political Developments 5. The Political System Maxime Rodinson 6. Egyptian Foreign Policy and the Revolution Malcolm H. Kerr 7. Foreign Policy Since 1952: An Egyptian View Khaled Mohieddin Part 3. Cultural Developments 8. Cultural and Intellectual Developments in Egypt Since 1952 Louis Awad 9. Literary Trends in Egypt Since 1952 David Cowan Part 4. A Bibliographical Survey 10. Some Western Views of the Egyptian Revolution Derek Hopwood.