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Egypt and Beyond: The Arab Spring, the New Pan-Arabism, and the Challenges of Transition

Bahgat Korany

in Arab Spring in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9789774165368
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781617971365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.003.0014
Egypt and Beyond: The Arab Spring, the New Pan-Arabism, and the Challenges of Transition

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This concluding chapter pulls the different threads together and treats Egypt as a comparative case study: i.e. it situates Egypt within the general ‘Arab Spring’ phenomenon. After recapitulating the book's main vision, the contentious politics paradigm, it classifies in a table form the different patterns of Arab protests. The existence of an Arab nation notwithstanding, different forms of ‘Pan-Arabism’ are compared and an emerging people's one is explored. Equally explored is the impact of the new social media. The chapter by ends analyzing the challenges of transition: democratic, theocratic or the in-between.

Keywords: Protests; ‘politics from below’ versus ‘politics from above’; old and new Pan-Arabism; transition and its challenges

Chapter.  8216 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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