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Profs. Mona El-Ghobashy and Alexander Cooley weigh in on Egypt's turmoil

On 3 Quarks Daily, political science professors Mona El-Ghobashy and Alexander Cooley provide insights as Egypt's revolt continues.

El-Ghobashy writes, "The 2011 uprising isn't just about a bundle of economic grievances or a political cry that Mubarak must leave. It draws a causal connection between economic suffering and lack of representation."

Cooley writes, "The silver lining in this whole episode, beyond the fact that the Egyptian people appear to be taking a serious step towards greater self-representation, is that the power of emulation, disseminated by Al Jazeera and social networking media, may now be emerging as a powerful mobilizing alternative to the "stability" canard."

For more on Egypt:

Listen to Prof. El-Ghobashy on KPFA's "Letters and Politics."

Read more from Prof. Cooley on National Post.