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Published: 07 December 2017

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190688455

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Contesting the Repressive State

Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring

Kira D. Jumet

  • Provides a novel exploration into the perspectives of the general population, and their decision to protest or not protest
  • Includes 170 interviews with non-activists from Cairo, Egypt
  • Examines new and old mobilization tactics, and assesses which served as catalysts for the 2011 and 2013 Egyptian uprisings
  • Argues that new technologies lead to new spaces for mobilization and protest

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