Egypt: Revolution and Counter-Revolution
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Published By Pluto Press
ISBN : 9780745335513
Category : Middle East
Format : Paperback
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Challenges conventional accounts surrounding the overthrow of the Mubarak regime. Based on his long observation of Egypt as activist and scholar, Marfleet provides readers with a sophisticated examination of the origins of the uprisings and their future. -- Tareq Ismael, Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary, and author of The Communist Movement in the Arab World (Routledge, 2005) Phil Marfleet has produced a fast-paced and highly perceptive account of Egypt's revolutionary process. Deftly exploring the roots of the uprising and the various social forces that continue to contest Egypt's future, the book is a powerful testament to Marfleet's deep understanding of Egyptian politics and his long engagement with the country's left and social movements. -- Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), and co-editor of Transit States: Labour, Migration and Citizenship in the Gulf (Pluto, 2014) An essential guide to the dynamics of Egypt's mass (revolutionary) movement and the ensuing counter revolution. Marfleet assembles a careful account of why the Egyptian uprising took the form that it did, why it was revolutionary, including the enduring strengths of the country's labour movements, and why the military hijacked a struggle for freedom, bread and social justice. -- Ray Bush, Professor of African Studies and Development Politics, University of Leeds, and co-editor of Marginality and Exclusion in Egypt (Zed Books, 2012)

Philip Marfleet is Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of East London. He has worked in the fields of Development Studies, Migration Studies and Middle East Studies and is co-editor with Rabab El-Mahdi of Egypt: The Moment of Change (Zed Books, 2009).


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