Egypt on the Brink has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi. Famous until the s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of. Thus, the accumulated pictures of Egypt approaching crisis are disturbing, because it is not clear that a transition from the death of Mubarak to a.

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Patrick George rated it it was amazing Jul 29, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. SuperSimpleDriver marked it as to-read Jul 29, Egypt clearly has an adventurous post-colonial history, directed exclusively by military-backed, dictatorial coups from Nasser to Brunk and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi. Published September 24th by Yale University Press. Contact Contact Us Help. Caeli Kean added mubbarak Jun 04, Youssef rated it really liked it Sep 18, Erik Holmgren marked it as to-read Sep 08, Chapter Seven, “Young Egyptians,” once again emphasizes alienation, mubaraak of younger Egyptians from the society of their elders, and deals with their recent brrink to create alternative spaces maintained primarily [End Page ] through the media.

This new edition takes events up to summerlooking at how Egypt has become increasingly divided under its new Islamist government. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE mubarrak the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Chapters One and Two are primarily historical, the former an account of Egypt’s modern history from the 19 th to the mid th century, the latter an overview of the transformations brought by the Revolution of Its prediction that “the dynamics at the top of Egypt’s political hierarchy will be determined by the military establishment’s course of action” p.

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One of the more insightful parts of this book is masser history of the Muslim Brotherhood as a transnational, democratic Islamic movement and its provision of healthcare, education, and humanitarian services at a time when were suffering en masse from poor governance. Sarah rated it really liked it Dec 08, Lists with This Book.

Chapter Four, on economic trends, documents the growth of economic fgypt since Sadat’s “Opening” of the s, the growth of the gap between beneficiaries of the Opening and the bulk of the population, and the resultant lack of legitimacy of the free-market capitalism in the eyes of many Egyptians. To ask other readers questions about Egypt on the Brinkplease sign up.

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Would love to read more about those years. Lucile marked it as to-read Mar 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again. Hannah added it Dec 27, Definitely needs to be updates, since it ends in the closing months of the Revolution and doesn’t look much at Morsi or Sisi. The book’s central theme is a gloomy one; that in various areas of life — internal political life, international standing, economic equity and wellbeing, social integration and harmony — the recent history of Egypt is one of regression and decline.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of egy;t content: Written as a guide for the general public, the author defines the work as “a multi-disciplinary attempt to tell the story of the Egyptians, a muharak, and how they — and their society — have changed” over the past half-century p.


Angela added it Aug 05, Emily Kaib rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yale University Press, By providing a biography of each of these dictators, Osman traces Egypt’s path from Arab nationalism to the seemingly mutually exclusive counterpart Islamismfrom predominantly Christian since the dawn of time to predominantly Muslim from the 16th century onward, and from Nasserite socialism to Western-friendly-but-corruption-rife capitalism.

Its conclusion, that “[t]he regime is potentially close to a tipping point” p. t

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Simultaneously liberal naszer Nasserist in perspective, the work measures Egypt’s subsequent regression against the dual idealized benchmarks of the liberal era, when cosmopolitan Egypt was fully part of the world, and the Nasser period, when anti-imperialist Egypt meant something in the world.

Pauline marked it as to-read Jan 01, Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Sep 30, Jeff rated pn really liked it. Stefan Munk rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Pelayogem11 is currently reading it Jan 30, Chapter Five, on Egyptian Christians, focuses on the declining position of Christians in public life since the Nasser period and the consequent psychological separation of Christians from Egypt’s Muslim majority.

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