Representation of the West in post-Mubarak Egypt

Representation of the West in post-Mubarak Egypt

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Summary

It is of importance to have a thorough understanding of the way in which Europe – and in a wider sense, the West – is perceived and understood by different populations and groups within the Arab world. In the interest of security, a special concern for an up to date and profound understanding of hostile representations of the Western world – of which the Netherlands is part – is legitimate.
Several questions central to this study are addressed: which perceptions – hostile or not – can be observed in the Egyptian public debate since the fall of President Mubarak; what position do Islamist discourses take therein; has an evident alteration or radicalisation occurred in this position; and, in that event, what would be the consequences for the safety of Dutch citizens and Dutch interests abroad (in this case, in Egypt)?

Publication data

Author(s):
Woltering, R., Bent, J. van den, Wijngaert, L. van de
Organization(s):
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for Middle Eastern Studies, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Year of publication:
2014

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