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Unformatted text preview: A populist; doesn’t follow rules of democracy but is still attached to the gains and wishes of the population No free speech, no political parties, no free press; still remained popular o Sadat allowed political activists to start mobilizing Wrote first constitution of Egypt; revised in 1977 Allowed only three political parties (liberal, center, leftist) Bread Riots Put hundreds of intellectuals in jail o Mubarak assured public he would only serve two terms Never appointed a vice-president, and was supposed to leave after 1993 Entitlement- economic benefits/services provided by the government • People are starting to demand democracy because they feel that the central government is corrupt • Syrian government dismisses protestors as “Islamic extremists” Must consider the political economy...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course POLI SCI 367 taught by Professor Hamidabdeljaber during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '11