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Of Uprisings and Regressions: The Strange Fruit of Egypt’s Arab Spring

Carnegie, Paul J. (2017) Of Uprisings and Regressions: The Strange Fruit of Egypt’s Arab Spring. Journal of Politics and Democratization, 2 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN ISSN 2449-2671

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    Abstract

    The events that swept Egypt six years ago gripped us all and they also raised high expectations of substantive political change. Yet, it may have been better to exercise reservation about Egypt’s post-uprising direction. As we have witnessed, there are no guarantees during a transition phase of regime change. The following article investigates why and how Egypt’s “Arab Spring” turned out the way it did. It argues that the current outcome, while disappointing to normative aspirations, was not wholly unexpected. The product of a polity in the capricious embrace of reactionary forces and past legacies.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Paul Carnegie
    Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 11:24
    Last Modified: 01 May 2017 11:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9810
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