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.
Table of Contents
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
Maha Abdelrahman is a Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies and the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Among her publications are Civil Society Exposed: The Politics of NGOs in Egypt, (2004), ‘The Transnational and the Local: Egyptian Activists and Transnational Protest Networks’ British Journal of Middle East Studies (2011). ‘NGOs and the Dynamics of the Egyptian Labour Market’ Development in Practice (2007),‘The Nationalization of the Human Rights Debate in Egypt’ Nations and Nationalism (2007).