Prof. Mona El-Ghobashy has authored a new book, Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation, published by Stanford University Press.
The book offers a new account of Egypt's 2011 revolution--how it happened, what it was about, and how it was defeated. Moving beyond dramatized accounts of the revolution as a story of hopeful beginnings and tragic endings, Bread and Freedom takes seriously the politics of revolutionary upheaval. It refocuses attention on the core dynamic of revolutionary situations: competing claims for ultimate political authority, or sovereignty.
Prof. El-Ghobashy analyzes a dimension of this conflict in a recent post for the Immanent Frame blog titled "Reviving revolution."