This January marks the 9th anniversary of Egypt's Arab Spring revolution that brought down Mubarak's autocracy, on January 25th, 2011.
Egypt and Tunisia are the only two countries that survived the destructive aftermath of the Arab Spring. Egypt was not as immune as Tunisia to a tragic scenario similar to that of Libya and Syria, where Islamists, military, and revolutionaries got involved in civil war.
However, in Egypt, the conflict management strategies selected by each of the three parties, especially the military leadership, played a significant role in helping Egypt survive the dire consequences of the Arab Spring. One core strategy that made the whole difference was the high discipline to nonviolent action, not only by the revolutionaries but also by the military forces that were sent to control the protests.
Curious to learn more about how the skillful use of nonviolent action and strategies helped Egypt survive the Arab Spring, we invite you to read the book:
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Here is a brief review of what to expect to see inside the book:
This book is the first publication to introduce “reverse nonviolent action” as a new theory within the socio-political field of nonviolent action and strategies. Through studying the curious case of Egypt during and after the waves of Arab Spring revolutions, the author proposes an insider’s answer to Arab Spring’s academic and political complicated questions. This is the first Arab Spring-related study to analyze the strategic choices made by the military institution, official and non-official Islamists, and the young liberal democratic activists to employ violent aggression, nonviolent strategies, and reverse nonviolent action to achieve social change and win political power.