Identity, Culture and Democratization: The Case of Egypt

@article{Pratt2005IdentityCA,
  title={Identity, Culture and Democratization: The Case of Egypt},
  author={Nicola Pratt},
  journal={New Political Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={69 - 86}
}
  • Nicola Pratt
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Sociology
  • New Political Science
This article seeks to present an alternative approach to understanding the failure of democratization in the Arab world by locating the problem of democracy-building within the logic of the process of reproducing national identity and culture. The conceptual framework draws on the writings of Antonio Gramsci and postcolonial theorists such as Edward Said. Taking Egypt as a case study, I examine a series of events surrounding a human rights report about police brutality in Egypt to illustrate… 

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