Egypt: From Rebel to Revolution

Egypt: From Rebel to Revolution
Authors: Brecht De Smet, Author: Vivienne Matthies-Boon

Publication Date: 09/07/2013
Source: http://www.opendemocracy.net/vivienne-matthies-boon-brecht-de-smet/egypt-from-rebel-to-revolution



Link: Egypt: From Rebel to Revolution

Summary

From the revolution’s very beginning in January 2011, western diplomats were keen to reduce the demands of the Egyptian revolution to a call for formal democracy. In doing this, western spokesmen and domestic elites ensured that more substantive reforms – such as an overhaul of the entire socio-economic system – were dropped by the wayside.