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Authoritarianism, Revolution and Democracy: Egypt and beyond

Saikal, Amin

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The pro-democracy Arab popular uprisings have been spontaneous, but perhaps not all that unpredictable. They have come against the backdrop of a growing gulf between the rulers and the ruled, political repression, social and economic inequalities, demographic changes, unemployment and foreign policy debacles. Although the uprisings began in Tunisia, it is the case of Egypt that illustrates the situation more compellingly and the impact that it has had on the rest of the Arab world. It is not...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSaikal, Amin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:39:06Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/36099
dc.description.abstractThe pro-democracy Arab popular uprisings have been spontaneous, but perhaps not all that unpredictable. They have come against the backdrop of a growing gulf between the rulers and the ruled, political repression, social and economic inequalities, demographic changes, unemployment and foreign policy debacles. Although the uprisings began in Tunisia, it is the case of Egypt that illustrates the situation more compellingly and the impact that it has had on the rest of the Arab world. It is not clear at this stage what will be the ultimate outcome. But what can be said with certainty is that the Arab peoples have set out on a long journey in pursuit of genuine self-determination. The journey will be arduous and unsettling for the Arabs and outsiders, but this has to be treated as part of a transition from a dictatorial past to a politically pluralist future.
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.subjectKeywords: Arab world; authoritarianism; democracy; international relations; political relations; popular protest; Egypt; Middle East authoritarianism; democracy; international relations; Middle East; politics; revolution; the Arab world
dc.titleAuthoritarianism, Revolution and Democracy: Egypt and beyond
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume65
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4334722xPUB132
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSaikal, Amin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage530
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage544
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2011.613903
local.identifier.absseo970116 - Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:04:58Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84859577012
local.identifier.thomsonID000299207200002
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