Date of Award
Master of Arts
Why did the Egyptian Revolution fail after President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown and after a new president, Mohammed Morsi, was democratically elected for the first time in Egypt? Egyptian revolutionaries were able to depose a dictator that ruled them for three decades, but were unable to achieve their goals in making any political, social or economic improvements in their country. The rule of President Morsi did not last for more than one year. He was subsequently ousted, and members from the previous Mubarak regime returned to power and resumed autocratic rule in the same manner as before. This thesis explains the complex factors that caused the failure of the Egyptian Revolution. It discusses the different parties involved in Egypt’s transitional period and the shift in the balance of power that resulted in the domination of the military’s authoritarian rule. I argue that all the multiple national, regional and international factors had significant importance in shaping the outcomes of the Revolution of such a pivotal country in the Middle East and the world.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Midani, Jumana, "What Caused the Failure of the Egyptian Revolution?" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1522.