Revolution vs. Democracy (revolution and conterrevolution in Egypt)

Revolution vs. Democracy (revolution and conterrevolution in Egypt)


Grinin L.Ye.,

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Principal Researcher, Laboratory for Monitoring Risks of Socio-Political Destabilization of the Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Leading Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, leonid.grinin@gmail.com


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Korotaev A.V.,

Ph.D., Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Head of Socio-Political Destabilization Risk Monitoring Laboratory, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University, akorotayev@gmail.com


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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2014.03.09

For citation:

Grinin L.Ye., Korotaev A.V. Revolution vs. Democracy (revolution and conterrevolution in Egypt). – Polis. Political Studies. 2014. No. 3. P. 139-158. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2014.03.09



Abstract

The mass consciousness is filled with stereotype that revolution nowadays definitely leads to establishment of democracy. However, revolutions differ; some of them can cast the society away from its main track of development. One should keep in mind that revolution is an extremely painful and dangerous way to reform a society (especially a transit one). The article deals with various alternatives of correlation between revolutionary events and possibilities to establish a democracy in the context of globalization processes, historic examples and latest events in Egypt.  

Keywords
democracy; revolution; Middle East; Egypt; reaction; extremists; Islamites; totalitarianism; military coup.


Content No. 3, 2014

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