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Challenging the Transition Paradigm : The impact of arenas of democracy on comparative transitioning processes in Communist Poland and contemporary Egypt.

Milos, Davidovic LU (2015) MOSM03 20151
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores the status of socio-political society, rule of law, and economic society in Communist Poland and contemporary Egypt prior to their respective transitions. After establishing a status of aforementioned societal institutions, this thesis will aim to show the influence these institutions had on a transition process in both of these cases. In order to achieve this task, the thesis at hand will employ a multiple case study design. This thesis addresses various peer-reviewed academic sources, as well as reports by various international organizations as its sources, gathering data from a variety of academic, political, civic, and historical accounts. The results of this research show that the socio-political cohesion,... (More)
This thesis explores the status of socio-political society, rule of law, and economic society in Communist Poland and contemporary Egypt prior to their respective transitions. After establishing a status of aforementioned societal institutions, this thesis will aim to show the influence these institutions had on a transition process in both of these cases. In order to achieve this task, the thesis at hand will employ a multiple case study design. This thesis addresses various peer-reviewed academic sources, as well as reports by various international organizations as its sources, gathering data from a variety of academic, political, civic, and historical accounts. The results of this research show that the socio-political cohesion, mirrored in Solidarity’s oppositional potential in Poland, and lack of similar organization in Egypt, vastly surpass the importance of both economic society, as well as rule of law on transition build up process. As a result, this thesis argues that underlying structural differences in these two cases, mirrored most explicitly in oppositional activity of Solidarity, challenge the preconceived notions of generalization that fuel the transition paradigm. (Less)
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Milos, Davidovic LU
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MOSM03 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Tahrir, Revolution, Solidarity, Transition Paradigm, Democratization, Democracy, Communist Poland, Egypt, Transition
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English
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7368923
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the status of socio-political society, rule of law, and economic society in Communist Poland and contemporary Egypt prior to their respective transitions. After establishing a status of aforementioned societal institutions, this thesis will aim to show the influence these institutions had on a transition process in both of these cases. In order to achieve this task, the thesis at hand will employ a multiple case study design. This thesis addresses various peer-reviewed academic sources, as well as reports by various international organizations as its sources, gathering data from a variety of academic, political, civic, and historical accounts. The results of this research show that the socio-political cohesion, mirrored in Solidarity’s oppositional potential in Poland, and lack of similar organization in Egypt, vastly surpass the importance of both economic society, as well as rule of law on transition build up process. As a result, this thesis argues that underlying structural differences in these two cases, mirrored most explicitly in oppositional activity of Solidarity, challenge the preconceived notions of generalization that fuel the transition paradigm.},
  author       = {Milos, Davidovic},
  keyword      = {Tahrir,Revolution,Solidarity,Transition Paradigm,Democratization,Democracy,Communist Poland,Egypt,Transition},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Challenging the Transition Paradigm : The impact of arenas of democracy on comparative transitioning processes in Communist Poland and contemporary Egypt.},
  year         = {2015},
}