Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak

Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak

by Galal Amin

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Overview

Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak.
He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating gaze toward the Mubarak regime’s uneasy relationship with the relatively free press it encouraged, the vexing issue of presidential succession, and Egypt’s relations with the Arab world and the United States. Addressing such themes from the perspective of an active participant in Egyptian intellectual life throughout the era, Galal Amin portrays the Mubarak regime’s stance in the domestic and international arenas as very much a product of history, which, while not exonerating the regime, certainly helps to explain it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774165672
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Galal Amin is emeritus professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2000), Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2004), and The Illusion of Progress in the Arab World (AUC Press, 2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Soft State
2. Corruption
3. The Economy
4. The Poor
5. The Pashas
6. The Middle Class
7. The Intellectuals
8. The Press
9. Religious Discourse
10. Alienation
11. Mubarak's Successor
12. Egypt and the Arabs
13. Egypt and the United States

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