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Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Mariz Tadros


In the light of the escalation of sectarian tensions during and after Mubarak’s reign, the predicament of the Arab world’s largest religious minority, the Copts, has come to the forefront. This book poses such questions as why there has been a mass exodus of Copts from Egypt, and how this relates to other religious minorities in the Arab region; why it is that sectarian violence increased during and after the 2011 Revolution, which epitomized the highest degree of national unity since 1919; and how the new configuration of power has influenced the extent to which a vision of a political order ... More

Keywords: Copts, Democracy, Sectarianism, Minorities, Citizenry, Civil society, Protest, Mobilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165917
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariz Tadros, author
Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex