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Author El-Bendary, Mohamed, 1966-

Title The Egyptian Revolution : between hope and despair : Mubarak to Morsi / Mohamed El-Bendary
Published New York : Algora Publishing, 2013
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Contents Chapter 1. The 2011 Egyptian Revolution: An Introduction; Why Did It Erupt?; Influence of the Tunisian Revolution; Why Tahrir Square?; Egypt's Influence on Arab Culture; America's Reaction; Stance of the European Union; Goal of This Book; PART ONE: THE REVOLUTION; Chapter 2. Social Media: Tweeting the Turmoil; Social Media; The "Facebook Revolution"; Egyptian Media; State (National) Media; Partisan Press; Independent Media; The Future; Chapter 3. Friday of Anger; Coverage of Protests; Government Reaction/First Mubarak Speech; The Themes; Egyptian Youth; The Tunisian Effect
ConclusionChapter 9. The Presidential Debate; The Debate; Aboul Fatouh; Moussa; Common Viewpoints; Findings; Press Coverage; State Press; Independent Press; Rising Support for Sabahi; Conclusion; Chapter 10. Mohamed Morsi: Egypt's First Civilian President; Findings; The State Press; 1. Free Elections; 2. A Civilian State: "The Second Republic"; 3. Cautious Optimism; 4. Unity and National Reconciliation; 5. Tribute to Judiciary and SCAF; The Independent Press; Fulfilling Promises; Defeating Remnants of Mubarak Regime; A Big Victory: Congratulations to Egypt; Portrayal of SCAF and Judiciary
Revolution Without LeadershipShifting Image of the United States; Post-Mubarak Media: A Futuristic Look; Conclusion; Friday of Victory; PART TWO: THE AFTERMATH; Chapter 7. Amending the Constitution; The 1923 Constitution; The 1956 Constitution; The 1958 and 1964 Constitutions; The 1971 Constitution; The March 19 Referendum; The Results; Why Did I Vote "No"?; Summary; Chapter 8. Trial of Al Mubarak; The Trial Scene; Findings; The Themes; A Pharaoh and an Obstinate Man; "Strong" Defense Lawyers vs "Weak" Plaintiff Lawyers; Containing Turmoil on the Street; Symbolism for Arab Uprisings
The Conspiracy TheoryWhom to Blame? Political Parties (Muslim Brotherhood); Arab Satellite Stations & Al-Jazeera; Summary; Chapter 4. Chaos of a Revolution: Police Withdrawal and the Vigilantes; Police Withdrawal; Findings; The Vigilantes; Release of Prisoners; Portrayal of Armed Forces; Summary; Chapter 5. Black Wednesday: The Battle of the Camel; Findings; Should Mubarak Go or Should He Stay?; The "Ugly Policeman"; Portrayal of the Army; Fear of America; Summary; Chapter 6. Friday of Departure; The Last Speech; Downfall of Mubarak; Independent Press; Partisan Press; State Press
The SCAFThe Judiciary; Cautious Optimism; Summary; Chapter 11. Conclusion; Egyptian Revolution and Arab Spring; End of "Clash of Civilizations"; Rise of the Egyptian Dream; Caution and Fear; Post-Revolution Media; Post-Revolution U.S.-Egyptian Ties; Final Note; Dedication; Bibliography; Endnotes; Index
Summary This book offers a chronicle of, and a revealing look at, the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. The author, an Egyptian-American journalist living in Egypt, detailed the news coverage and man-in-the-street impressions of Mubarak's fall and Mohamed Morsi's struggle to stay in power. At home in the U.S. as well as in Egypt, he uses his experience as a journalist to explain for Americans the confrontation between Islamists and seculars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī, 1928-
Mursī, Muḥammad, 1951-
Islam and politics -- Egypt.
Social conflict -- Egypt.
Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1981-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0875869920 (electronic bk.)
9780875869926 (electronic bk.)
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