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Egypt in Crisis

The Fall of Islamism and Prospects of Democratization


  • Analyzes belief system and policies of the Muslim Brotherhood

  • Reviews the internal motivations and beliefs of Egyptian key political actors

  • Examines the reasons behind the downfall of Morsi and Islamists and why they failed in ruling Egypt


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Fall of the Islamists

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
      Pages 33-57
    3. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
      Pages 59-88
    4. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
      Pages 117-149
  3. El-Sisi on Horseback

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
      Pages 153-180
    3. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
      Pages 181-216
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 217-295

About this book


This book deals with the sudden demise of Islamists in Egypt and prospects for democratization. It provides an overview of the different causes of the downfall of Morsi and the Islamists in Egypt. Additionally, it is posited that Morsi’s coup-proofing strategy, which was modeled after Mubarak’s, was responsible for the military turning against him. The author also argues that the Muslim Brotherhood’s belief system played a major role in their downfall. The strained civil-military relations in Egypt are examined, as well as its likely future. This project will be of interest to diplomats; journalists; International Affairs specialists, strategists, or scholars of Egyptian politics and the Arab Spring; and anyone interested in social movements and democratization in the Middle East. 


Egyptian Politics Islamists Democratization Democratisation Political actors Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi Mubarakism El-Sisi regime post-Mubarak Egypt Ihkwan Hizb al-kanba Salafists Camp David Accord Egypt

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatEgypt

About the authors

Alaa Al-Din Arafat is a former Visiting Professor of Middle East Politics and International Relations at Université Française d'Égypte, Egypt. He currently teaches at Strategic Studies' Program for National Defence and Security, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

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