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Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt

Edited by: Robert Springborg , Amr Adly , Anthony Gorman , Tamir Moustafa , Aisha Saad , Naomi Sakr , Sarah Smierciak

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367179014
eBook ISBN: 9780429058370
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429058370
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Investigating key features of contemporary Egypt, this volume includes Egypt?s modern history, politics, economics, the legal system, environment, and its media and modes of cultural expression. It examines Egypt?s capacities to meet developmental challenges, ranging from responding to globalization and regional competition to generating sufficient economic growth and political inclusion to accommodate the interests and demands of a rapidly growing population.

The macrohistory of Egypt is complemented by the microhistories of specific institutions and processes that constitute separate sections in this handbook. The chapters revolve around political economy: it is shaped by the people and their abilities, political and legal institutions, organization of the economy, natural and built environments, and culture and communication. Politics has been overwhelmingly authoritarian and coercive since the military seized power in 1952; consequently, the contributions address both the causes and consequences of unbalanced civil?military relations, military rule, and persisting authoritarianism in the political society.

This multidisciplinary handbook serves a dual purpose of introducing readers to Egypt?s history and contemporary political economy and as a comprehensive key resource for postgraduate students and academics interested in modern Egypt.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Building the Egyptian state?Infrastructural systems, education, and urbanization (1919–2011) Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The ideological roots of authoritarianism in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Egypt’s foreign policy from Faruq to Mubarak Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Activism and contentious politics in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Framing the past Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Genesis of coup-proofing in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The fingers of the “invisible hand” Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Islamism in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Civil society and revolution (2000–present) Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Egypt’s post-uprising foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  State–business relations in neoliberal Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Why Egypt’s trade policy failed to improve its external competitiveness Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Egypt’s foreign direct investment regime Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The political economy of workers’ remittances in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Encroachments Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Judges, elections, and constitutional politics after the 2011 Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Lawyers and politicsLawyering and counter-lawyering in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Law, exceptional courts and revolution in modern Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Egyptian human rights movement Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sustainable water resource management in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Egypt’s conflicting urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Livability of Egyptian cities Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The cultural heritage of Egypt’s cities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The culture police Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Media ownership in Egypt (2000–2020) Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Tweeting the revolution Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Ring-fenced religion?Egypt’s religious media between faith and politics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cooperativism, revolution and the ‘digital turn’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The rise of indie music from the heart of Tahrir Square Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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