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Egypt under Mubarak [electronic resource] /
edited by Charles Tripp and Roger Owen.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1989.
description
ix, 191 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0415038871
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1989.
isbn
0415038871
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Papers written for a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in May 1987.
catalogue key
10752271
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1989-12:
This collection of seven essays by Egyptian and British scholars focuses on Egypt's political and economic life under President Mubarak. The theme uniting this otherwise disparate work is that of crisis pervading Egyptian society. The authors analyze the various aspects, causes, and consequences of the crisis situation. Ayubi concisely examines the political process--actors and institutions--and Mubarak's peculiar style of leadership. Ebeid assesses the emerging opposition groups, while Shukrallah examines the conflictual situation after the June 1967 war. Amin evaluates the impact of migration, inflation, and social mobility. In two other chapters, Butter and Commander center on Egypt's deteriorating economic life--its growing indebtedness and low rate of agricultural growth. Tripp concludes with a broad-gauged analysis of Egypt's relations with Israel, the Arab countries, and its African neighbors. The contributors discuss the strategies that Mubarak has devised to handle the challenges facing Egypt. Yet the authors remain concerned about the long-term future because the causes of past crises have remained unaffected by government policies. Although there is little about Islamic revivalism, this volume contains valuable material for both specialists and general readers. -R. H. Dekmejian, University of Southern California
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Summaries
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Egypt is one of the major powers in the Middle East. the vigour of its cultural life and the extent of its influence make it a force which cannot be ignored in the Arab world. Yet, despite the comparative confidence with which its rulers handle power, the country has a politically contradictory past with which to come to terms, as well as its role in a region of shifting political identity and allegiance. This book examines the causes and consequences of the many crises within the Egyptian political, sociological, economic and moral legacy and the strategies which Mubarak's government has devised to cope with that legacy. the book's concern is for the capacity of the present administration to avoid expediency and the generation of further crisis and rather to employ Egypt's considerable resources in the shaping of a distinct and effective role for the country.
Main Description
Egypt is one of the major powers in the Middle East. The vigor of its cultural life and the extent of its influence make it a force which cannot be ignored in the Arab world. The contributors to this informative book examine the causes and consequences of the many crises within Egypt's political, sociological, economic and moral legacy. They critically assess strategies devised by Mubarak's government to cope with that legacy, and offer insight into the capacity of the present administration to employ Egypt's considerable resources in the shaping of a distinct and effective international role.
Table of Contents
Government and the State in Egypt Today
The Role of the Official Opposition
Political Crisis/Conflict in post-1967 Egypt
Migration, Inflation and Social Mobility
Debt and Egypt's Financial Policies
Egypt: Some Issues in Agricultural Sector Policy
Egypt and the Region in the 1980s
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