Egypt in its next phase of a revolutionary episode

Earlier this year I’d written both about Egypt’s revolutionary episode and on Jack Goldstone’s theory of revolutions, as well as a post combining the theory to Egypt’s developments. In the third of these posts, I argued that Egypt’s revolutionary episode is in the phase of ‘further polarisation’ and ‘counter-revolution’, Whether there have been some signs…

Summary of article: Theories of Revolutions and Arab Uprisings

A summary of Derya Göçer Akder’s article Theories of Revolutions and Arab Uprisings. Derya Göçer Akder, Theories of Revolutions and Arab Uprisings: The Lessons from the Middle East, Ortadoğu Etütleri, Volume 4, No 2, January 2013, pp.85-110. Introduction The article persuades us to rethink some of the ideas that are generally assumed about revolutions – lessons that…

Public opinion in Iran — not all the same

Mohammed El-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis wrote an article, analysing the role of social media in the successful revolution in Egypt and the unsuccessful protests in Iran — unsuccessful in terms of failing to prevent the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, instead of Hossein Mousavi. Egypt had in its recent history a number of attacks on the government of Hosni Mubarak, and other…

Egypt’s Economic Issues

Many people would not be suprised that the revolutionary events that have been defining Egypt over the last 2 years, have had a very significant impact on the Egpytian economy. This post attempts to highlight how the Egptian economy has been affected by the Revolution.   Tourism Egypt has been well-known as being a popular…

Democracy and Egypt

Representative democracy (in my interpretation) functions in the way that elections are held, where people vote for the party or politician they best entrust to rule the country they live in (disregarding exceptions where people vote as a counterbalance or are nationals living abroad), taking into consideration the party’s/person’s competences in forming policies that would…