The Egyptian social contract: a history of state-middle class relations

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The Egyptian Social Contract explores the intricacies of the relationship between the state and its citizens, from the establishment of the semi-independent Egyptian nation in 1922 until the 2011 Uprising. The book studies how and why a social contract that had been reformed in the aftermath of World War II became the core of state–citizen relations under President Nasser. It further explores the long and tortuous search for a new social contract in Egypt since the 1970s.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781399510325, 9781399510332
ISBN (Print)9781399510301
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Citizenship
  • Egyptian history
  • Social contract
  • Social justice


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