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New Book: More Political Scientists Weigh In

September 24, 2012

It’s not just any political scientists who have weighed in on the revolution in this new book, but ones at the American University in Cairo, where they had ringside seats and were, in some cases, participants.

Egypt’s Tahrir Revolution — not, alas, an inspiring title (or book cover, for that matter) was edited by my former colleague Dan Tschirgi, with his colleagues Walid Kazziha and Sean F.McMahon, all political scientist professors at the American University in Cairo.

It’s due out in December, and I may have more to say about it after I’ve read it. It’s on my Amazon wish list.

In the meantime, here are the contents and authors:

PART ONE: THE REVOLUTION

Egypt Under Mubarak by Walid. Kazziha.
What Went Wrong with Mubarak’s Regime by Mustafa Kamal Al-Sayyid.
The Political Economy of the Revolution by Nadia Ramsis Farah.
Youth Power: Egypt’s Future? by Tim Sullivan.
Egyptian Women in Revolt: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Roles by Manar Shorbagy.
Revolution Without Islamists?by Sherine ElGhatit.

PART TWO: THE CONTEXT OF THE REVOLUTION

The Implosion of Patronage Regimes in the Middle East by Ibrahim. Elnur.
Egypt’s Uncertain Transition by Ivan Ivekovic.
Political Theory and the Tahrir Revolution by Sean F. McMahon.

PART THREE: IMPLICATIONS OF THE REVOLUTION

Comparing Revolutions: Egypt and East Germany by Nadine Sika.
Israel and the Tahrir Revolution by Amr Yossef.
The US and the Tahrir Revolution by Dan Tschirgi.

You’ll find complete references in the Bibliography.

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