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Från Tahrirtorget till ett(o)demokratiskt Egypten?: -Demokratins förutsättningar och utmaningar i Egypten, efter den arabiska våren 2011
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor thesis is to through a theoretical analyze, investigate the conditions and the challenges for a consolidated democracy in Egypt from 1952 until after the revolution of 2011. The central question in this thesis is what opportunities and challenges are there for the democratic consolidation in Egypt, with respect to civic, political and economic conditions. How have the conditions developed between 1952 and 2011? How has the transition government/military government handled the central problems in the transitions phase after 2011? The theory used in this analysis is Linz and Stepans famous five arenas (the political society, the economic society, the civil society, the bureaucracy and the state of rule, whit focus on the three first). Through a qualitative case study we have analyzed the conditions in Egypt from 1952 to after the revolution 2011.The empirical material shows that the arenas in Egypt are both historically and current very weak, and they are not supporting democratic consolidation as they are challenged by several enormous problems. Egypt is still in a transition phase and has still a long way to go for democratic consolidation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
Örebro Studies in Political Science, ISSN 1650-1632
Keyword [en]
democracy, Egypt, consolidation, transition, civil society, political society, rule of law, state bureaucracy, economic society, Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Mubarak
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-23341OAI: diva2:532216
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2012-06-08, F 133, Forumhuset, örebro, 10:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-16 Created: 2012-06-10 Last updated: 2013-04-16Bibliographically approved

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