Tag: egyptian revolution

The Internet & Democracy: Have We Learned Anything?

MPeterson , December 18th, 2018

In the first wake of the Egyptian uprisings, and their framing as a “Facebook” revolution or Twitter revolution or “social media revolution” there was a lot of Utopian discours…


New Book Chapter On Mediated Experience Of The Uprisings

MPeterson , May 19th, 2018

This just in: I have a new book chapter out on the Egyptian uprisings. The title is “Mediated Experience in the Egyptian Revolution” and it appears in Digital…


What Would A Muslim Brotherhood State Have Looked Like?

MPeterson , August 25th, 2017

It’s one of the greatest controversies of the revolution: What would the state overseen by Egypt’s President Morsi have looked like if he had not been ousted in…


Bloodshed, Liminality & The Ends Of Egypt’s Revolution

MPeterson , August 23rd, 2017

The word “ends” has at least two significant meanings. We can speak of “ends” as goals, aspirations or outcomes. For example, we might ask, “What are the ends…


Are The Media Using The Wrong Yardstick To Measure The Revolution?

MPeterson , June 6th, 2017

The concept of “revolution” used by Western media to report on the so-called “Arab Spring” (itself a term coined by the Western media) is rooted in understandings of…


“Revolutionary Egypt” Book Gets a Facebook Page

MPeterson , February 16th, 2017

Its a book about the “Facebook revolution”, right? So it is only appropriate it finally gets its own Facebook page–concurrent with its coming out in paperback and as…


Creating Participatory Democracy (Or Trying, Anyway)

MPeterson , November 22nd, 2016

In hindsight, the biggest problem with the extraordinary protests in Tahrir Square was the lack of a coherent plan for creating democracy once Mubarak stepped down. I hear that…


Dying For The Revolution: Special Journal Issue

MPeterson , August 19th, 2015

“Death lies at the beginning of the Arab uprisings and continues to haunt them.” So writes Amira Mittermeier in the introduction to a special collection of articles in…


Love And Fear in Egypt

MPeterson , August 9th, 2015

Autocratic and democratic regimes are pretty much the same, says Joseph Massad in an article in the journal Public Culture. The chief difference is whether they seek to…