Før Forår Kommer Vinter: Before Spring Comes Winter

Adam Hansen, Tea Christensen, Weber Søren, Kristiansen Mathias & Jakobsen Jeppe

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Before Spring Comes Winter This paper is concerned with the demonstrations in Egypt during the year 2011. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether or not there has been a social revolution in Egypt. In order to examine this, we have decided to use Theda Skocpol’s interpretation of this phenomenon: The analysis of this problematic has been built on her main ideas about social revolutions. To qualify our work with legitimacy, we have used Max Weber’s ideas about legitimacy, to be able to say if there has been a loss of legitimacy, which would undermine the rule of Mubarak. In order to understand how Mubarak has been able to stay in office for 30 years, and to support the conclusions based upon Weber’s and Skocpol’s theories, we have used theories about power and the usage of power. The empirical data in this paper consists of two interviews, reports, articles and broadcasts. Using our three main theories on this empirical data to examine the question in place, we have reached the conclusion that there still has not been a social revolution in Egypt. The main aspects of an emergence of a revolution are present and what is happening in Egypt now might yet be characterized as a social revolution in some years.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2011
VejledereBirthe Møller


  • Egypt
  • Skocpol
  • Egypten
  • Revolution