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Zeinab Abul-Magd

Roundtable on Post-Mubarak Egypt: Authoritarianism without Autocrats? (Part VII: Abul-Magd)

[Workers from Mahalla Textile Company on strike (February 2011). Image Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm]

[This is the last of seven posts associated with a Jadaliyya electronic roundtable on the future of Egypt. Click here to access the full roundtable. Participants include: Issandr Al-Amrani, Zeinab Abul-Magd, Nathan J. Brown, Jason Brownlee, Daniel Brumberg, Mohamed El-Menshawy, and Samer Shehata. A description of the roundtable can be found here. For the previous post click here.] Bringing The Economy Back in! I agree with Jason Brownlee that Egypt does have an “incomplete ...

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Zeinab Abul-Magd


Zeinab Abul-Magd is an assistant professor of Middle Eastern and North African history at Oberlin College. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from Cairo University, MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and PhD in history and political economy from Georgetown University. Her book about the history of early modern and modern failed empires as well as subaltern rebellions against empire throughout the last five hundred years in Upper Egypt is forthcoming from University of California Press. She publishes in both Arabic and English about current Egyptian political affairs and modern socio-economic history.