Entry in progress—B.P.
@AmrEzzat I’m writing a blog called ballotocracy :D
4:33 PM - 8 Mar 13
Some have taken to dismissing “ballotocracy” but, if anything, events in #Egypt show us just how vital the ballot box is to political order.
9:25 AM - 13 Jul 13
The Muslim Brotherhood and the West
Western media misunderstood the Brotherhood and underestimated Egyptians’ desire for democracy and social justice
Khaled Fahmy , Tuesday 3 Sep 2013
But the most important difference setting both perspectives apart is the West’s prioritising of stability over freedom, and the very narrow definition it has of democracy, a definition that limits it to voting, and one which Amr Ezzat brilliantly described by his neologism “ballotocracy.” For while many Western journalists accepted, mostly unwittingly, the Brotherhood’s own belief that the revolution had ended after we cast our ballots in the parliamentary then the presidential elections that were soon followed by the referendum on the constitution, a large faction of Egyptians believed, by contrast, that the revolution did not erupt only to hold elections or to bring in new faces to the political scene, but to change the rules of the entire political game.
New York City • Government/Law/Politics • Monday, September 23, 2013 • Permalink