The Political, Social and Economic Drivers of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising
Arab Transformations Working Paper 6
83 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2017 Last revised: 11 Oct 2017
Date Written: December 20, 2016
This paper examines the drivers of the 2010 Uprising in Egypt. It argues that the drivers of the are the economic and political developments in Egypt since the 1960s. The political and economic developments by 2010 had led to the disaffection of the middle classes with the regime and the breakdown of the authoritarian bargain. They formed an alliance with the working class that was experiencing increasing economic hardship.
Keywords: Egypt, political, economic, social, drivers, 2010 Uprising, structural ajustment, crony capitalis
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