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

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Pamela Abbott

School of Education, University of Aberdeen

Andrea Teti

University of Aberdeen

Date Written: December 20, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Abbott, Pamela and Teti, Andrea, The Political, Social and Economic Drivers of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising (December 20, 2016). Arab Transformations Working Paper 6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2902909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2902909

Pamela Abbott (Contact Author)

School of Education, University of Aberdeen ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland
United Kingdom

Andrea Teti

University of Aberdeen ( email )

Dunbar Street
Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

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