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The Mubarak leadership and future of democracy in Egypt /
Alaa Al-Din Arafat.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xii, 269 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230615589, 9780230615588
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Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230615589
9780230615588
catalogue key
7164943
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alaa Al-Din Arafat is Assistant Professor at Hail University, Saudi Arabia and was a former Associate Researcher at London University, SOAS. He is the author of the upcoming book The Rise of Political Islam in Egypt.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"With his very comprehensive work Arafat manages to give detailed analysis of contemporary Egyptian politics. Although his approach is not so optimistic about the future of Egypt, many of the facts touched in his book help us to understand the current discussions in Egypt. The comprehensive information given about the 2000s makes this an indispensable volume for researchers of Egyptian politics." The Journal of Turkish Weekly
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Summaries
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As Mubarak's regime nearing its end becomes a possibility, many pressures, both foreign & domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In this book, the author Arafat studies this new era & the obstacles that must be overcome.
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As Mubarak's regime potentially nears its end, Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era in Egypt
Main Description
As Mubarak's regime nearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt, Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome.
Main Description
Some things seem to go on so long that we take them for granted. Egypt's Mubarak regime has that timeless quality, but in truth it nears the end. Presidential elections are scheduled for 2011, if not sooner, and the aged Mubarak will likely step aside. His son Gamal waits in the wings, seemingly alone. But the regime comes under many pressures, both foreign and domestic, to bring democratic reforms and free and fair elections to Egypt. A hereditary succession would be highly suspect, and in all probability destabilizing and illegitimate. Furthermore, as a key Middle East power and crucial US ally, Egypt's transfer of power has profound implications for the region and must be managed with the utmost care. Meanwhile, the threat of an Islamist regime lurks in the background, as the Muslim Brotherhood has achieved a grudging parity with the weakening Mubarak regime since 2005. The push for democratic reform is thus tempered by the perceived need for stability. Meanwhile, the Egyptian people long for democracy, and the thought of a Gamal Mubarak regime stretching across two more decades is crushing to contemplate.
Main Description
Some things seem to go on so long that we take them for granted. Egypt's Mubarak regime has that timeless quality, but in truth it nears the end. Presidential elections are scheduled for 2011, if not sooner, and the aged Mubarak will likely step aside. His son Gamal waits in the wings, seemingly alone. But the regime comes under many pressures, both foreign and domestic, to bring democratic reforms and free and fair elections to Egypt. A hereditary succession would be highly suspect, and in all probability destabilizing and illegitimate. Furthermore, as a key Middle East power and crucial US ally, Egypt's transfer of power has profound implications for the region and must be managed with the utmost care. Meanwhile, the threat of an Islamist regime lurks in the background, as the Muslim Brotherhood has achieved a grudging parity with the weakening Mubarak regime since 2005. The push for democratic reform is thus tempered by the perceived need for stability. Meanwhile, theEgyptian people long for democracy, and the thought of a Gamal Mubarak regime stretching across two more decades is crushing to contemplate.
Main Description
The nearly thirty-year presidency of Hosni Mubarak has had long-term effects of Egypt while the country endures severe pressures, both domestic and foreign. With presidential elections scheduled for 2011, Arafat shows how the transfer of power in Egypt will have profound implications for Egyptians, the Middle East, and U.S. foreign policy. This compact single-volume study of contemporary Egyptian leadership reveals the many problems and challenges ahead for the country. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
List of Acronymsp. xi
Introduction: Chronic Survivalp. 1
It Just Looks Like a Partyp. 9
Addicted to Hegemonyp. 21
The Tug of Warp. 43
The Business of Politicsp. 61
Keeping Reform at Bayp. 87
The Illusion of Reformp. 105
The Tipping Startsp. 123
Scaling the Eight. Wallsp. 137
On the Bright Sidep. 157
Is Islam the Solution?p. 171
Epilogue: Succession or Success?p. 185
Appendixp. 203
Glossary of Arabic Termsp. 209
Notesp. 211
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 263
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