The Rise of Islamism in Egypt

Authors: Arafat, Alaa Al-Din

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  • Demonstrates how political actors have failed in building a peaceful democratic transition following the Egyptian uprising and 2011 revolution
  • Draws on unique interviews with different Egyptian groups, classes, and parties, with an emphasis on young people
  • Presents interviews with Cairo’s political and cultural elite, demonstrators, and business people
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This book provides an overview of the sudden ascendancy of Islamism in post-Mubarak Egypt and a detailed history of the power grab by the Muslim Brotherhood. The author argues that liberals and Copts are minor factions, and that the Islamists, the military and ‘couch party’ (non- politically affiliated Egyptians) are the true key actors in Egyptian politics. Additionally, it is posited that, ironically, Mubarak’s coup-proofing strategy was responsible for the military turning against him. The strained civil-military relations in Egypt are examined, as are the ideological development of  the MB, Salafist and jihadist groups, and the power struggle between the Islamists and the military. 

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Alaa Al-Din Arafat is a former Visiting Professor of Middle East Politics and International Relations at Université Française d'Égypte, Egypt. He currently teaches at Strategic Studies' Program for National Defence and Security, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Islamism in Egypt
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53712-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53712-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53711-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85224-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 295
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