عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Among other analyses addressing the collapse of Mubarak regime
in Egypt, the present study attempts to explain the Egyptian 2011
revolution on the basis of the state’s structure in the country.
Indeed, the focal point of the study is to reveal “why” Mubarak’s
regime was so vulnerable towards the social turbulency. It seems
that a three-pillar approach can lead to a proper answer, whose
pillars consist of: 1. The patrimonial structure of the state; 2. The
nature of the political economy in authoritarian states (which leads
to vulnerability towards the changes in socio-political behavior);
and 3. The economic and political dependency of the authoritarian
regimes on the super-powers (which makes them more vulnerable).
On the basis of the historical data on the Mubarak regime (1981-
2011), the present study attempts to credit this three-pillar approach
towards the regime change in Egypt.