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Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12704

Historical compromise over an attempt at democratic change.

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Table of Contents:

[1] WHAT HAPPENED IN 2011
[1.1] INTRODUCTION
[1.2]
CHRONOLOGY
[1.2.1] January
[1.2.2] February
[1.2.3] March
[1.2.4] April
[1.2.5] May
[2] BACKGROUND OF EGYPTIAN SITUATION
[2.1] SOME KEY ECONOMIC FACTS
[2.1.1] Introduction
[2.1.2] Economic growth is based on shaky foundations
[2.1.3] The transformation of the Egyptian economy
[2.1.4] The structure of the Egyptian economy
[2.1.4.1] The five pillars
[2.1.4.2] Other sectors of the Egyptian economy
[2.1.5] Rapid population growth
[2.1.6] The role of the army in the economy
[2.2] THE CREEPING OPPRESSION OF WOMEN
[2.2.1] A bit of history
[2.2.2] Women: slaves of men
[2.2.3] Honor crimes
[2.2.4] Sexual harassment in the street
[3] A BIT OF GEO-POLITICS
[3.1] THE US GAMBLE
[4] THE PILLARS OF SOCIAL COMPROMISE
[4.1] THE POWER OF THE ARMY
[4.1.1] Organization of the Egyptian army
[4.1.2] Budget
[4.1.3] Structure
[4.1.4] Some historical facts
[4.1.5] Evolution
[4.1.6] The Army: an economic power
[4.2] THE POWER OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERS
[4.3] WHY TURKEY AND NOT EGYPT?
[4.4] THE OPPOSITION: THE VACUUM
[4.4.1] Political parties
[4.4.2] Unions
[5] THE WORKING CLASS REALITY
[5.1] A BRIEF HISTORY OF WORKERS’ STRUGGLES IN EGYPT
[5.1.1] Back to the 19th century
[5.1.2] A bourgeois attempt at working class containment
[5.1.3] After independence: 1952-1984
[5.1.4] From bread riots to the fall of Mubarak
[5.2] CLASS COMPOSITION
[5.3] WORKING CLASS STRUGGLES
[5.3.1] Presentation
[5.3.2] Chronology
[5.3.3] Analysis
[6] CONCLUSION
[6.1] Democratic demands, freedom and communism
[6.1.0.1] What was the igniter of events?
[6.1.0.2] What were the main demands?
[6.1.0.3] What did the working class do in this movement?
[6.1.0.4] Some established facts
[6.2] What can happen?
[6.3] KEY ECONOMIC FACTS

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