Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution and its Aftermath: 2011–2016

Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution and its Aftermath: 2011–2016

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M. Cherif Bassiouni
Cambridge University Press, 11/8/2016
EAN 9781107589919, ISBN10: 1107589916

Paperback, 450 pages, 23.2 x 15.5 x 3.6 cm
Language: English

This book is about the Egyptian people's 2011 Revolution for freedom, justice, and human dignity, and its aftermath. The Revolution succeeded in toppling the authoritarian Mubarak regime in less than three weeks. It was then co-opted by the Muslim Brotherhood through Egypt's first free and fair elections in 2012, which was in turn crushed in 2013 by a popularly supported military regime whose practices of repression negatively impacted the justice system and human rights. The problems facing the country and its people are daunting, particularly economic, demographic, and social pressures. The contextual analysis of these and other historic and contemporary issues give the reader a comprehensive understanding of what has occurred in the last five years and an insight into where the country is heading. Even though the Revolution has been suppressed and the promise of democracy shunted aside, the majority of the Egyptian people continue to hope for the unachieved dreams of social justice, human dignity, and freedom. Egypt's geopolitical importance makes it indispensable to the stability of the Middle East, and thus important to the world.

1. The early stage of the Revolution
2. Mubarak relinquishes the presidency and the SCAF assumes power
3. A prelude to democracy
2011–12 elections
4. The Morsi presidency
June 30, 2012–July 3, 2013
5. The military takes over again and the El-Sisi presidency
6. 2015 legislative elections and the changing civilian political landscape
7. The military institution
its power, influence, and culture
8. Violence and repression
9. The accountability gap
10. The justice system in crisis
11. The constitutional quagmire
12. Demographics, education, and the economy
13. Geopolitical factors
14. Concluding assessment.