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Horizontalism in the Egyptian revolutionary process

Chalcraft, John (2012) Horizontalism in the Egyptian revolutionary process. Middle East Report (262). pp. 6-11. ISSN 0899-2851

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A number of academics, commentators and activists have noted the presence of what one might call “horizontalism” in the Egyptian revolutionary process that started on January 25, 2011: the decentralized or networked form of organizing; the leaderless protest movements; the eschewal of top-down command; the deliberative, rather than representative, democracy; the emphasis on participation, creativity and consensus; the opposition to dogma and sectarianism, often associated with older generations; and new links, respectful of diversity and often youth-inspired, between formerly sharply opposed political currents.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Middle East Research and Information Project
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 14:49
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 01:41

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