Post-Mubarak Egypt: Politics Collective Memory and Memorialization
Egyptians and Democracy
I believe that we have to take a number of lessons from this experience relevant to Egypt and beyond.
First, as transitional justice becomes increasingly established internationally, it risks being regarded as a set of technical “fixes”, as experts arrive to advise transitional governments and civil society activists on its different elements.Frankly, the case looks complex by Egypt’s stalled or blocked transition to democracy, and by differing views about the goals of transitional justice held by those who desired a concrete shift.
Regarding the latter, for some the principle aims of the uprising was to achieve a more flexible and reliable social justice, defined by improving all public services rendered and raising the standard of living of the poor.Democracy was less important.
Illustrative of this perspective were views expressed by Nasserites (proponents of the nationalist ideology articulated by President Gamal Abdul Nasser, himself a leader of an authoritarian regime established by military coup) at a meeting organized by the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies.
This book is a guide Post Mubarel Egypt politics Collective Memory and Memorialization.
Kemal YildirimA scholar of Oriental studies, who studies the language, culture, history, and customs of countries in eastern Asia and Middle East.
He is a film Director and a Producer, has a number of feature films as well as short and documentaries.