Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak, 1981-2011 by Galal Amin
(A Tahrir Studies Edition)

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Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak.
He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating gaze toward the Mubarak regime's uneasy relationship with the relatively free press it encouraged, the vexing issue of presidential succession, and Egypt's relations with the Arab world and the United States. Addressing such themes from the perspective of an active participant in Egyptian intellectual life throughout the era, Galal Amin portrays the Mubarak regime's stance in the domestic and international arenas as very much a product of history, which, while not exonerating the regime, certainly helps to explain it.

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Galal Amin is professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2000), Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2004), and The Illusion of Progress in the Arab World (AUC Press, 2006). In 2010, he received the Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award in recognition of his contributions to economics, politics, community, and culture.
Published March 1, 2011 by The American University in Cairo Press. 179 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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As he tries to get across the idea that it’s difficult to predict the political and economic future without looking at the past few decades, he goes on to list major world-changing eras of presidents and kings who have come and gone, political unions that were created and dissolved while Mubarak ...

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