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Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace

The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt

The Limits of Externally-Induced Change

Authors: Selim, Gamal M.

  • Develops a conceptual framework which, based on theories of international relations, delineates the set of external factors with democratizing effects
  • Critically evaluates the role of external factors in the democratization process in Egypt, an important domain that has not adequately been addressed to date
  • The findings raise significant issues for external programmes to promote democracy in the Arab world
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About this book

This book purports to examine the international dimensions of the democratization process in Egypt in the post Cold War era; a theme which acquired significance at the academic and policy-oriented levels in light of the growing internationalization of reform arrangements in the Arab world in post 9/11 and the greater involvement of external powers in Arab politics following the Arab Spring uprisings.

During the second half of the twentieth century, the mainstream scholarship presented the democratization process as the outcome of domestic conditions not significantly influenced by actors outside the nation-state. With the end of the Cold War, this perspective was challenged as a result of the third wave of democratization and the subsequent growth of the “good governance” discourse on the agenda of the international development establishment. The new perspective attached a more significant role to external factors in the democratization process than was originally conceptualized.

About the authors

Gamal M. Selim is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Port Said University (Egypt) and the British University in Egypt, and the Coordinator of Academic Activity for the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies (IAMES). He obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Calgary in 2011. His research interests include international relations theory, arms control and non-proliferation, democratization, politics of development and international relations of the Middle East. His most recent work include: Global and Regional Approaches to Arms Control in the Middle East: A Critical Assessment from the Arab World (2013); Sectarianism and External Intervention: The US Occupation of Iraq and the Rise of ‘Political Sectarianism’ in the Arab World (2013). He has published numerous articles on Egyptian and Middle East politics. His latest journal articles have appeared in Arab Studies Quarterly and International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies.

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“The book under review provides a rich empirical analysis of the international dimensions of democratization in Egypt … . by furnishing a comprehensive historical overview of Egypt’s struggle for democracy and ample empirical data on the international dimensions of Egypt’s authoritarian resilience, Selim provides a valuable basis on which researchers interested in Egypt can build.” (May Darwich, Middle East Journal, Vol. 70 (2), 2016)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Selim, Gamal M.

    Pages 1-3

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  • Conventional Explanations of Egyptian Democratization

    Selim, Gamal M.

    Pages 5-13

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  • External Factors and Democratization: A Conceptual Framework

    Selim, Gamal M.

    Pages 15-27

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  • Egyptian Political Transformations Since Independence

    Selim, Gamal M.

    Pages 29-49

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  • Egypt’s Integration into the Global Economy and the Dynamics of Political Deliberalization

    Selim, Gamal M.

    Pages 51-73

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt
Book Subtitle
The Limits of Externally-Induced Change
Authors
Series Title
Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16700-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16700-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16699-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38361-3
Series ISSN
1865-5793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 179
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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