Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World (New in Paperback)

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"An important work, filled with valuable information and insight. Beyond the rich detail about Egypt, Rutherford's study deepens our understanding of how the characteristics of both an authoritarian and a democratic political order come together and persist in the hybrid regimes of the Arab world."—Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

"Bruce Rutherford helps us make sense of the voices emerging in Egyptian politics and understand how they resonate. Neither denying Egyptian authoritarianism nor accepting its ...

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Overview

"An important work, filled with valuable information and insight. Beyond the rich detail about Egypt, Rutherford's study deepens our understanding of how the characteristics of both an authoritarian and a democratic political order come together and persist in the hybrid regimes of the Arab world."—Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

"Bruce Rutherford helps us make sense of the voices emerging in Egyptian politics and understand how they resonate. Neither denying Egyptian authoritarianism nor accepting its inevitability, Rutherford draws deeply on theoretical debates among scholars to elucidate politics in this vital—and surprisingly complicated—country."—Nathan J. Brown, author of The Rule of Law in the Arab World

"Egypt after Mubarak offers a unique look at Egypt's most promising and most hopeful future. Rutherford argues that the major oppositional forces are converging on a platform of reform that will produce in Egypt a hybrid regime with liberal but circumscribed democratic characteristics. This book will have a serious and productive impact on the field."—Raymond W. Baker, Trinity College

"This book provides a superb analysis of the domestic constituencies and agendas for political reform in Egypt, highlighting their distinctive features and their common ground. Rutherford accomplishes this with a high degree of analytic sophistication, and backs it with rich supporting evidence. This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Egyptian politics and society by deftly identifying—and capturing the nuances of—the alternate political visions in Egypt."—Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, Emory University

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Editorial Reviews

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"A fascinating and timely book. . . . [Rutherford] details the long and persistent struggle of the judiciary to carve out an independent role for itself, even under a military dictatorship."—Fareed Zakaria, Time

"[Readers will] be rewarded by Rutherford's ambitious effort to explain how significant political actors, specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood, the judiciary, and the business sector, can work in parallel, if not exactly together, to influence the country's trajectory over time. This is a novel approach to analyzing Egyptian politics."—Steven A. Cook, Foreign Affairs

"[Egypt after Mubarak] clearly offers both an insightful account of Egyptian politics and a potentially fruitful framework for future comparative research on political change in the Arab world."—Waleed Hazbun, Perspectives on Politics

"Bruce Rutherford thoroughly analyzes the dynamics and personalities of Egyptian politics and the prospects for Egypt once its pro-Western president, Hosni Mubarak, passes on."—Sheldon Kirschner, Canadian Jewish News

"The author has studied closely the Brotherhood's campaign documents, and the book is based on primary sources. No student of the region can afford to ignore it."—A. G. Noorani, Frontline

Foreign Affairs
[Readers will] be rewarded by Rutherford's ambitious effort to explain how significant political actors, specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood, the judiciary, and the business sector, can work in parallel, if not exactly together, to influence the country's trajectory over time. This is a novel approach to analyzing Egyptian politics.
— Steven A. Cook
Perspectives on Politics
[Egypt after Mubarak] clearly offers both an insightful account of Egyptian politics and a potentially fruitful framework for future comparative research on political change in the Arab world.
— Waleed Hazbun
Time
A fascinating and timely book. . . . [Rutherford] details the long and persistent struggle of the judiciary to carve out an independent role for itself, even under a military dictatorship.
— Fareed Zakaria
Canadian Jewish News
Bruce Rutherford thoroughly analyzes the dynamics and personalities of Egyptian politics and the prospects for Egypt once its pro-Western president, Hosni Mubarak, passes on.
— Sheldon Kirschner
Time - Fareed Zakaria
A fascinating and timely book. . . . [Rutherford] details the long and persistent struggle of the judiciary to carve out an independent role for itself, even under a military dictatorship.
Foreign Affairs - Steven A. Cook
[Readers will] be rewarded by Rutherford's ambitious effort to explain how significant political actors, specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood, the judiciary, and the business sector, can work in parallel, if not exactly together, to influence the country's trajectory over time. This is a novel approach to analyzing Egyptian politics.
Perspectives on Politics - Waleed Hazbun
[Egypt after Mubarak] clearly offers both an insightful account of Egyptian politics and a potentially fruitful framework for future comparative research on political change in the Arab world.
Canadian Jewish News - Sheldon Kirschner
Bruce Rutherford thoroughly analyzes the dynamics and personalities of Egyptian politics and the prospects for Egypt once its pro-Western president, Hosni Mubarak, passes on.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691158044
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/24/2013
  • Series: Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 989,314
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce K. Rutherford is associate professor of political science at Colgate University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition ix
Acknowledgments xlvii
CHAPTER 1 Hybrid Regimes and Arab Democracy 1
CHAPTER 2 Liberal Constitutionalism: Preserving and Adapting Egypt's Liberal Tradition 32
CHAPTER 3 Islamic Constitutionalism: The Political Goals of Moderate Islam 77
CHAPTER 4 The Decline of Statism and the Convergence of Political Alternatives 131
CHAPTER 5 Economic Restructuring and the Rise of Market Liberalism 197
CHAPTER 6 Liberalism, Islam, and Egypt's Political Future 231
Bibliography 261
Index 279

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