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Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Bruce K. Rutherford


Which way will Egypt go now that Husni Mubarak's authoritarian regime has been swept from power? Will it become an Islamic theocracy similar to Iran? Will it embrace Western-style liberalism and democracy? This book reveals that Egypt's secularists and Islamists may yet navigate a middle path that results in a uniquely Islamic form of liberalism and, perhaps, democracy. The book draws on in-depth interviews with Egyptian judges, lawyers, Islamic activists, politicians, and businesspeople. It utilizes major court rulings, political documents of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the writings of Egypt' ... More

Keywords: Husni Mubarak, Egypt, liberalism, democracy, Islamic thinkers, Muslim Brotherhood, Arab Spring, secularist, Islamist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158044
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce K. Rutherford, author
Colgate University