It's Not a Revolution Yet

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“It’s Not a Revolution Yet” Foreign Policy, February 28, 2011.

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2011-02-28
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Egypt, Revolution, Social Movement, Revolt, Authoritarianism, Law
Abstract: 

Although commentators have been quick to call the January 25th movement a "revolution," democracy activists are painfully aware that their struggle has only just begun. What will make the movement a true revolution, and not merely a successful rebellion against Mubarak, are institutional reforms that fundamentally reorder political life. Constitutional amendments are the critical first step to empowering representative institutions and constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. Not coincidentally, constitutional amendments also provide the key test of the military’s willingness to break from the past. 

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