This book analyses the protests and movements that were gaining momentum in the streets, factories, offices, universities and rural areas of Egypt. It focuses on the inability of the millions who had challenged Mubarak's order to give rise to a counter-hegemonic project with revolutionary agenda.
Introduction 1. Mubarak's brave new world 2. It did not start in Tahrir: Birth of the pro-democracy movement 3. Workers, farmers and almost everybody else 4. Praising organization?: Egypt between activism and revolution 5. On coalitions: Revolutionary and otherwise 6. In struggle, divided we stand 7. Conclusion
This series examines new ways of understanding democratization and government in the Middle East. The varied and uneven processes of change, occurring in the Middle Eastern region, can no longer be read and interpreted solely through the prism of Euro-American transitology. Seeking to frame critical parameters in light of these new horizons, this series instigates reinterpretations of democracy and propagates formerly ‘subaltern,’ narratives of democratization. Reinvigorating discussion on how Arab and Middle Eastern peoples and societies seek good government, Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government provides tests and contests of old and new assumptions.