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- Author: Amr Hamzawy
- Publication Date: 09-2019
- Content Type: Research Paper
- Institution: Brown Journal of World Affairs
- Abstract: The current Egyptian political scene reveals an important paradox: since its ascendancy to power in 2013, the military-led authoritarian government has not faced significant challenges from civil society despite systematic hu- man rights abuses and continuous societal crises. Apart from limited protests by labor activists, student movements, and members of syndicates, Egyptians have mostly refrained from protesting, instead hoping that the government will improve their living conditions despite a rising poverty rate of 33 percent, an inflation rate between 11 and 12 percent, and unemployment at eight percent. This popular reluctance to challenge the authoritarian government has continued to shape Egypt’s reality since the collapse of the short-lived democratization process from 2011–2013.
- Topic: Authoritarianism, Democracy, Rule of Law, Protests, Dictatorship
- Political Geography: Africa, Middle East, North Africa, Egypt