[ skip to content ]

Nasserism

Abou-El-Fadl, Reem (2016) 'Nasserism.' In: Ghazal, Amal and Hanssen, Jens, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This chapter revisits the political phenomenon of “Nasserism,” acknowledging that it has multiple connotations and yet enduring significance across the Arab world. It discusses Nasserism under Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970) during his 1952–70 leadership, and Nasserism as the political tradition that survived him. The chapter’s range generates the conclusion that Nasserism has transcended its historical origins. It is now widely employed in political contestation to signal a set of enduring principles and aspirations for sovereignty and dignity across the Arab world. At the same time, it is an important node in critiques of contemporary political centralization and authoritarian rule in Arab republics. Sparking debate between these poles continuously, and as a political tradition with movements in most Arab countries today, Nasserism is set to remain a force to be reckoned with in Egyptian and Arab politics for the foreseeable future.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt, Arab nationalism, sovereignty, anticolonial nationalism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
ISBN: 9780199672530
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199672530.013.18
Depositing User: Reem Abou-El-Fadl
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2016 12:16
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23001

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
137Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Research Mentions and Reach

Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item