The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest and Social Change in Egypt

Published on 1 June 2012

The toppling of Hosni Mubarak marked the beginning of a revolutionary restructuring of  Egypt’s political and social order. Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing bring together  updated essays from Middle East Report—the premier journal covering the region—that offer unrivaled analysis of the major social and political trends that underpinned these  tumultuous events.

Starting with the momentous eighteen days of street protest that compelled Mubarak’s resignation, the volume moves back in time to plumb the state’s strategies of  repression and examine the mounting dissent of workers, democracy advocates,  anti-war activists, and social and environmental campaigners. Leading analysts of  Egypt detail the demographic and economic trends that produced wealth for the few and impoverishment for the many. The collection brings clear-headed, first-hand understanding to bear on a moment of intense hope and uncertainty in the Arab world’s most populous nation.

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Sowers, J. and Toensing, C.
Sowers, J. and Toensing, C.


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