This article explores the impact of the 25 January protests in Egypt on a specific group of people who continue to struggle for social and political change: the UK-based Egyptian diaspora. Through an exploration of diaspora politics, the article sheds light on how UK activists challenge dominant approaches to democracy and democratization. The author argues that this case of diaspora politics calls for a continued inquiry into what democracy is and how it is imagined, particularly in transnational contexts.
The University of Manchester
Date of Publication
Underhill, Helen. (2016). Learning in revolution: perspectives on democracy from Egypt's UK-based diaspora activists. Contemporary Levant. 1. 25-37. 10.1080/20581831.2016.1149357.
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