Public Policy & Administration Department
Description or Abstract
In the early phases, revolutions are expected to be intensely focused on achieving political goals. Over the long term, however, “revolutions cannot be described as such unless they are able to produce deep permanent political transformations” (Bahaa Eldin, 2011). These political conversions can be counted complete according to their ability to go beyond direct political and social gains. I believe that it is time for the January 25 revolution, which has already realized a great part of its political targets, to leverage its grassroots popularity to get the best use of Egypt's social capital in passing the critical period of transition to democratization. In my opinion, realizing successful democratic transition is the most challenging collective action could be considered over the past thirty years of Mubarak's era. In this paper, I put at hands, with regard to Linz and Stepan's book, my synthesized review of the literature on Egypt transition to democratization. I presented the conditions required before that transition can be considered complete, in an attempt to figure out where Egypt is on the way towards a complete democracy after the January 25 revolution.
2011 Egyptian Revolution, Democracy, January 25 Revolution, Democratic transitions
Ali, Hamid Eltgani
Abdel Meguid, Nivin, "Is Egypt ready for democracy?" (2011). Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 30.