In Economic Neoliberalism Became Almost Irrelevant, G.W. Kolodko states: New development policies are emerging after 10 years of experience with the transition process. Both theoreticians and policymakers are revising earlier theories about the market-state relationship, scrutinizing privatization processes, tackling deregulation arrangements with a fresh attitude, and attempting to deal with the far-reaching consequences of globalization (Kolodko, 1999). This research examines resistance to privatization in Egypt. It researches the reasons behind such resistance and the tactics of resistance as well. It also examines the different modes of resistance that exist in Egypt. Finally, it attempts to find out the effects of such resistance on privatization in order to prove that that local resistance to privatization may, in some cases, alter the outcomes. Secondly, in an attempt to find out the implications of resistance on the privatization track in Egypt, the research draws a comparison between two cases of Egyptian local resistance. The first case represents a model for the failure of privatization due to resistance and the other case represents a model for the success of privatization in the absence of strong resistance. The research shows how different combinations of reasons of resistance, tactics of resistance, and modes of resistance affect the impact of the resistance and its success or failure.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award


Online Submission Date


First Advisor

Elnur, Ibrahim

Committee Member 1

Parfitt, Trevor

Committee Member 2

Yadav, Vikash

Document Type



155 leaves


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