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The Role of Human Security in the Contest between the Egyptian Government and the Muslim Brotherhood, 1980–2010

Charles McDaniel

in Religion and Human Security

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827732
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950553 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0004
The Role of Human Security in the Contest between the Egyptian Government and the Muslim Brotherhood, 1980–2010

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This chapter describes the evolution of competition between the secular Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood. It discusses the ways in which repression has inspired the Muslim Brotherhood to provide social services the state has proven unable to provide. Initially welcoming the Brotherhood's retreat from violence and politics, the government has come to fear the organization's growing political power. The chapter stresses that the war between the Brotherhood and the Egyptian state evolved during the Mubarak era so that the two groups, who were once locked in violent conflict, have increasingly come to compete as visible providers of human security.

Keywords: Egyptian government; Muslim brotherhood; social services; human security; Hosni Mubarak

Chapter.  7959 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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