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Author Roccu, Roberto, author
Title The political economy of the Egyptian revolution : Mubarak, economic reforms and failed hegemony / by Roberto Roccu
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Pivot, 2013
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Note Introduction : Bread, dignity, social justice and economic reforms -- 1. A Gramscian approach to the study of the political economy of reforms -- 2. The Egyptian way to neoliberalism? IMF, World Bank and reforms in Egypt -- 3. Of success and greed: the new business class turns into capitalist oligarchy -- 4. Ideology resurgent? Neoliberalism as economic-corporate project for the few -- 5. From hubris to debris: global crisis and the end of the Mubarak regime -- Conclusion: Gramsci, failed hegemony and the fall of Mubarak -- Postscript: Back to square one? Considerations on Egypt's uncertain future
While the 2011 Egyptian revolution has already become the subject of much debate, the roots of the socio-economic context which made the revolution possible have seldom been explored. Roberto Roccu addresses this gap and in doing this provides the first detailed study of the deeper causes of the Egyptian revolution. Relying on an innovative understanding of Antonio Gramsci's thought, He argues that economic reforms implemented since the late 1980s provided the conditions for both the emergence of a capitalist oligarchy within the regime and an unprecedented rise in socio-economic inequality in society at large. These two processes substantially eroded any remnants of hegemony, leaving the Mubarak regime ill-equipped to face the global economic crisis. By alienating sections of the ruling bloc while impoverishing vast strata of the population, neoliberal reforms provided a necessary, although by no means sufficient, condition for the Egyptian revolution to occur
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Link Print version: Roccu, Roberto, author. Political economy of the Egyptian revolution 9781137395917 (OCoLC)862091757
Subject Since 2000 fast
Economic history. fast (OCoLC)fst00901974
Political science. fast (OCoLC)fst01069781
Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Egypt. fast (OCoLC)fst01208755
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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