- ISBN: 9780863722547 | 0863722547
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/1/2000
The authoritarian rule which was established in Egypt by Nasser in the early 1950s appears to have been preserved to date, not simply as a result of the immense powers which Nasser vested in the office of the presidency, but, more subtly, as a result of the clientistic co-option strategy adopted by his successors, Sadat and Mubarak.
In this study May Kassem examines the functions of the non-competitive party system in contemporary Egypt and raises a variety of interesting issues including its future and durability. Her first-hand field work combined with sound analytical judgment reveals the true nature and likely course of democratization in the second largest country in the Middle East.