From the Archive: Egypt

by The Editors | published February 17, 2016 - 8:24pm

Last week marked the passage of five years since Husni Mubarak was compelled to resign as president of Egypt by the enormous uprising centered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Around the anniversary, we asked some friends and colleagues who have written on Egypt to list their favorite MERIP articles about that country. Not surprisingly, the lists are skewed toward coverage from 2011 to the present, but there are some older items as well. We offer these samples from our archive in hopes of shedding light on the historical roots of the uprising, the subsequent retrenchment of the authoritarian state and the popular struggles for “bread, freedom and social justice” that continue to this day.

Joel Beinin

Tim Mitchell, “America’s Egypt: Discourse of the Development Industry” (1991)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)
Shana Marshall and Joshua Stacher, “Egypt's Generals and Transnational Capital” (2012)
Issandr El Amrani, “Sightings of the Egyptian Deep State” (2012)
Hesham Sallam, “Striking Back at Egyptian Workers” (2011)

Steven Brooke

Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Marie-Christine Aulas, “Sadat’s Egypt: A Balance Sheet” (1982)  
Joel Beinin and Hossam El-Hamalawy, “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity” (2007)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)
Sami Zubaida, “Islam, the State and Democracy: Contrasting Conceptions of Society in Egypt” (1992)

Issandr El Amrani

Joshua Stacher, “Damanhour by Hook and by Crook” (2006)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Liquidation of Egypt’s Illiberal Experiment” (2010)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “Antinomies of the Saad Eddin Ibrahim Case” (2002)

Mona El-Ghobashy

Erika Post, “Egypt’s Elections” (1987)
Joshua Stacher, “Damanhour by Hook and by Crook” (2006)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)
Joel Beinin, “The Militancy of Mahalla al-Kubra” (2007)
Jeannie Sowers and Sharif Elmusa, “Damietta Mobilizes for Its Environment” (2009)

Vickie Langohr

Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)
Elliott Colla, “The People Want” (2012)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Vickie Langohr, “‘This Is Our Square’: Fighting Sexual Assault at Cairo Protests" (2014)

Shana Minkin

Joel Beinin and Hossam El-Hamalawy, “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity” (2007)
Mariz Tadros, “Sectarianism and Its Discontents in Post-Mubarak Egypt” (2011)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “Boxing In the Brothers” (2007)
Heba Morayef, “Reexamining Human Rights Change in Egypt” (2015)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)

Sumita Pahwa

Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)
Joel Beinin and Hossam El-Hamalawy, “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity” (2007)

Nancy Reynolds

Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing, eds., The Journey to Tahrir (2012)
Joel Beinin, “The Militancy of Mahalla al-Kubra” (2007)
Elliott Colla, “The People Want” (2012)
Issandr El Amrani, “Sightings of the Egyptian Deep State” (2012)
Judith Gran, “Impact of the World Market on Egyptian Women” (1977)

Hesham Sallam

Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Timothy Mitchell, “Dreamland: The Neoliberalism of Your Desires” (1999)
Marsha Pripstein Posusney, “Egyptian Privatization: New Challenges for the Left” (1999)
Joel Beinin and Hossam El-Hamalawy, “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity” (2007)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament” (2006)

Paul Sedra

Elliott Colla, “The People Want” (2012)
Shana Marshall and Joshua Stacher, “Egypt’s Generals and Transnational Capital” (2012)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Jessica Winegar, “Taking Out the Trash: Youth Clean Up Egypt After Mubarak” (2011)
Omnia Khalil, “The Everyday in Ramlat Bulaq” (2015)

Jack Shenker

Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
The Editors, “Red-White-and-Black Valentine” (2011)
Norma Claire Moruzzi, “Gender and the Revolutions” (2014)
Shana Marshall and Joshua Stacher, “Egypt's Generals and Transnational Capital” (2012)
Elliott Colla, “The People Want” (2012)

Erin Snider

Timothy Mitchell, “America’s Egypt: Discourse of the Development Industry” (1991)
Joel Beinin and Hossam El-Hamalawy, “Egyptian Textile Workers Confront the New Economic Order” (2007)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Samer Shehata and Joshua Stacher, “Boxing In the Brothers” (2007)
Ahmad Shokr, “The 18 Days of Tahrir” (2011)

Jeannie Sowers

Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Ahmad Shokr, “The 18 Days of Tahrir” (2011)
Joel Beinin, “Formation of the Egyptian Working Class” (1981)
Timothy Mitchell, “America’s Egypt: Discourse of the Development Industry” (1991)
Mona El-Ghobashy, “Egypt’s Paradoxical Elections” (2006)

Joshua Stacher

Mona El-Ghobashy, “The Praxis of the Egyptian Revolution” (2011)
Timothy Mitchell, “America’s Egypt: Discourse of the Development Industry” (1991)
Joel Beinin and Hossam El-Hamalawy, “Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity” (2007)
Jessica Winegar, “Taking Out the Trash: Youth Clean Up Egypt After Mubarak” (2011)
Hesham Sallam, “Striking Back at Egypt’s Workers” (2011)
Robert Springborg, “The President and the Field Marshal: Civil-Military Relations in Egypt Today” (1986)

Andrea Teti

Shana Marshall and Joshua Stacher, “Egypt’s Generals and Transnational Capital” (2012)
Hesham Sallam, “Striking Back at Egyptian Workers” (2011)
Joel Beinin, “The Militancy of Mahalla al-Kubra” (2007)
Asya el-Meehy, “Egypt’s Popular Committees: From Moments of Madness to NGO Dilemmas” (2012)
Jean Lachapelle, “Lessons from Egypt's Tax Collectors” (2012)

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