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Judges and generals in the making of modern Egypt : how institutions sustain and undermine authoritarian regimes

Author: Mahmoud Hamad
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses why and how the Egyptian judiciary was critically important in bringing down two vastly different regimes in three years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamad, Mahmoud.
Judges and generals in the making of modern Egypt.
Cambridge [UK] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018024258
(OCoLC)1032280552
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mahmoud Hamad
ISBN: 9781108586269 1108586260 9781108559393 1108559395
OCLC Number: 1054910877
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 323 pages)
Contents: The historical legacies and the institutional culture of the Egyptian Judiciary --
Nasser's Egypt : charisma, populism, and the attacks on judicial independence --
The years of Sadat : crisis, regime survival, and the awakening of judicial activism --
Judicial politics under Mubarak : judges and the fall of the Pharaoh --
The SCAF, the courts, and Islamists : judges and the political transition --
Mursi and the judiciary : the self-fulfilling prophecy --
Patricians and Plebeians : the chief justice paves the road to the general --
Old wine in a new bottle : Sisi, judges, and the restoration of the Ancien Régime.
Responsibility: Mahmoud Hamad, Cairo University.

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