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Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Nadia Ramsis Farah


This new study deals with the unfolding of the great political and economic transformations of the modern Egyptian state from the appointment of Muhammad Ali as governor of Egypt in 1805 to the era of President Mubarak, with a special focus on the period 1990–2005, which witnessed a rigorous implementation of structural adjustment policies, the acceleration of economic privatization and liberalization, the emergence of a group of neoliberals within the ruling National Democratic Party, and the consolidation of business interests and representation in parliament and government. The book asserts ... More

Keywords: Muhammad Ali, President Mubarak, politicized Islam, economic privatization, political liberalization, neoliberals, business interests, modernization, power relations, development strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162176
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia Ramsis Farah, author