Politisk kultur og demokratisering i Egypten

Marie Sønderholm Christensen, Helle Baadsgaard Mortensen & Silke Kousgaard Melbye-Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project seeks to understand the relationship between political culture and democratization. The project deals with political culture and democratization in Egypt after 2011. The relationship between political culture and democratization is analysed based on Almond and Verba's theory of political culture. The analysis is structured on their three ideal-typical political cultures; parochial, subordination and participatory. In addition Rustow’s theory of democratization is used to identify the phases that a regime go through when democratizing and is the theoretical framework for understanding democratization. The phases are; background conditions, the preparatory phase, the decision phase and the habituation phase. The conclusion of the project is that there is a strong link between political culture and democratization in Egypt, as they influence each other in varying ways and degrees and can act respectively invigorating and debilitating both ways. Furthermore, it is concluded that currently there is a general gap between the political cultures and the political system in Egypt creating instability.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2014


  • Det Arabiske Forår
  • Almond og Verba
  • Demokratisering
  • Rustow
  • Politisk kultur
  • Transitionsproces