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Environmental Politics in Egypt by Jeannie Sowers

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7 Environmental politics in revolutionary times

The extraordinary sense of liberation, urge for self-realization, the dream of a new and just order—in short the desire for “all that is new” are what define the very spirit of these revolutions. In these turning points, these societies have moved far ahead of their political elites, exposing albeit the major anomaly of these revolutions—the discrepancy between a revolutionary desire for the “new,” and a reformist trajectory that may lead to harboring the “old.”

(Bayat, 2011)

In early 2011, mass street protests across Egypt forced Hosni Mubarak out of office after three decades in power. The revolution or thawra, as it was termed in Egypt, broke the regime’s ability to instill fear and suppress ...

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