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Egypt During the Sadat Years

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  • © 2000

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Keywords

  • economy
  • government
  • Israel
  • politics

About this book

Kirk Beattie presents a fresh look at Egyptian politics during the Sadat presidency. Beginning with an examination of the political and economic situation bequeathed by Nasser, he describes Sadat s succession to the presidency and his consolidation of power. His analysis focuses on Sadat s effort to chart a new political and economic path, including the daring October 1973 war, liberalization of Egypt s political economy, the January 1977 food riots, and peace with Israel. Simultaneously, Beattie highlights the important obstacles presented by intra-regime, civilian, and foreign opponents to Sadat s various political and economic development strategies, explaining the factors that led to Sadat s assassination. Based on hundred of interviews with key actors representing diverse political viewpoints, this book provides insight into government and opposition behavior during Sadat s presidency.

About the author

Kirk Beattie is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College in Boston. He has made numerous trips to Egypt and resided there for over six years.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Egypt During the Sadat Years

  • Authors: NA NA

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan New York

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave History Collection, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-312-23246-7Published: 01 January 2001

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 340

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