Inverting the Pyramid: The Challenges of Transition from Pharaoh to People Power in Egypt

Middle East Studies Online Journal- ISSN 2109-9618- Issue n°6. Volume 3 ( Summer 2011)

Etudes  du Moyen-Orient. N°6. Volume 3. ( Eté 2011)

.2011دراسات الشرق الأوسط، مجلة فكرية محكمة. العدد السادس . المجلد الثالث صيف


Sherry Sayed Gadelrab*

Robert Mason**

Abstract: In the short time that Tunisia has gone from an authoritarian regime to the start of a democratic change, Egypt is undergoing a similar transition, but its route to democracy is far less certain. Although Egyptian President Husni Mubarak resigned in response to seventeen days of massive street protests, there are an extensive number of variables to consider in Egypt’s domestic, regional and international relations which make its path to political change far more complex than the Tunisian experience.


Key-words: Arab revolution, Middle East politics, Arab-Israel conflict, democracy, Arab military…


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Inverting the Pyramid

* Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.

** Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.


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