The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach

dc.contributor.advisorReddy, Thivenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Clareen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T03:45:46Z
dc.date.available2014-07-30T03:45:46Z
dc.date.issued2013en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe recent Arab Spring movement in the Middle East and North Africa has been heralded as a transition to democracy for a region plagued by authoritarian regimes and their durable leaders. This paper seeks to understand why Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's former long-time president, was forced from office during the early months of 2011. Influenced by recent work in political scholarship on the Middle East, the Post-democratisation paradigm, seeks to escape from the democratisation paradigm. Instead of viewing events as indicative of inevitable democratisation in the region, the paper attempts to explain events in terms of Skocpol's structural approach to revolution which can also be used to understand significant social change. In line with the structural approach the paper provides a contextual and narrative history of Egyptian politics, including opposition and protests, as a backdrop to the events between the 25th of January and the 11th of February 2011 which led to Hosni Mubarak leaving office. The paper exhibits structural contradictions in the Mubarak regime, some of which would lead to tension in the elite. Specifically, it highlights tension between the military and the Mubaraks over the matter of Gamal Mubarak's apparent succession of his father. This explains why the military would not use coercive force to help maintain Mubarak's power. It found that the social movement #January25 was successful at maintaining momentum in the face of state repression, including an analysis of the role of social media.
dc.identifier.apacitationPrice, C. (2013). <i>The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3717en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationPrice, C. <i>"The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3717en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationPrice, C. 2013. The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.risTY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Price, C DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach TI - The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3717 ER -en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/3717
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationPrice C. The fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approach. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3717en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Political Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.titleThe fall of Hosni Mubarak: Skocpol's structural approachen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhil
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