What has warranted the Egyptian government's use of state security courts, military courts, military law, and exceptional regulation and control of political life over the course of more than five decades? Clearly, Islamist radicals who have been willing to use violence against the state and civilians outside the parameters of the law warrant strong measures…. [Yet] these laws have remained in place even as the government has claimed that its policies have vanquished the Islamist threat.
The Politics of Emergency Rule in Egypt
Diane Singerman is a professor in the department of government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She is the author of Avenues of Participation: Family, Politics, and Networks in Urban Quarters of Cairo (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995).
Diane Singerman; The Politics of Emergency Rule in Egypt. Current History 1 January 2002; 101 (651): 29–35. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2001.101.651.29
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