Egypt's Parliamentary Elections, 2011-2012: A Critical Guide to a Changing Political Arena (Paperback)
The toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, along with his ruling National Democratic Party, in the wake of the 2011 eighteen-day uprising has changed the face of Egyptian politics in unprecedented ways. The aftermath of the uprising brought to the forefront of Egypt's electoral arena new political actors who continue to shape the dynamics of continuity and change in post-Mubarak Egypt. The need for developing a nuanced, historically grounded understanding of who these actors are and their roles in ongoing conflicts over the meaning and future of the January 25 Revolution has never been greater. As the first multi-party national election after the 2011 uprising, the 2011/2012 parliamentary elections marked an important juncture in Egyptian politics. The lead-up to the elections witnessed the emergence of a new political arena composed of a variety of previously unknown parties, coalitions, and figures. Based on Jadaliyya and Ahram Online's joint coverage of the parliamentary elections, Egypt's Parliamentary Elections, 2011-2012 provides readers with a critical look at Egypt's political field during the lead-up to the vote.