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Playlist: Egypt’s Industrialization Experiment

In these videos, Post-Colonialisms Today members Kareem Megahed and Omar Ghannam detail a massive project for economic and social transformation was initiated in post-independence Egypt under the leadership of Gamal Abdel Nasser.

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The Limits of Egypt’s Radical Post-Independence Vision

Despite massive gains, there were critical limits on Nasser’s industrialization project in the post-independence era, such as weak protections during land redistribution. Kareem Megahed and Omar Ghannam offer critiques that must be remembered for today.

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Lessons for Today from Egypt’s Post-Independence Industrialization

Many important tools used for development in post-independence Egypt have been buried today. Kareem Megahed and Omar Ghannam point to some tools that should be recovered from that era, such as a coordinating role for the state in development.

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Achievements of Egypt’s Industrialization Project

Kareem Megahed and Omar Ghannam discuss post-independence Egypt’s strategies in attempting to fundamentally transform the economic structure. They detail massive gains such as advancing women’s paid labor and social services and limitations.

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Legacy of the Post-Independence Era in Egypt Today

Massive changes to Egypt’s economy and society under Nasser still echo today. Post-Colonialisms Today researchers Kareem Megahed and Omar Ghannam reflect on why this legacy endures and what it reveals about subsequent eras.

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