Egyptian Politics : The Dynamics of Authoritarian Rule
Kassem begins with the military coup d'etat of July 1952, moving from the single-party system established under Nasser to the current framework in which opposition parties are legal. Along the way, she explores the legacies of Mubarak's predecessors, the functioning of the legislature and judiciary vis-a-vis the president, the roles of political parties and civil society, and the impact of authoritarian rule on the development of extremist Islamic groups. She concludes by reflecting on the long-term effects of authoritarianism on national development, stability and Egypt's place in the international arena.
- Hardback | 210 pages
- 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 498.96g
- 01 Feb 2004
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Governance from Nasser to Mubarak; Political Parties and Participation; Civil Society; Egypt's Islamists - From Fundamentalists to ""Terrorists""; Coclusion - Rethinking Authoritarianism.