International Geneva Yearbook 2004-2005 by Dominique Dembinski-Goumard

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The internal modes emanate from within the political system, whilst the external comes from outside the system. The internal modes could include traditional, charismatic, nationalistic, legal-rational and goaloriented legitimacies. The external modes could come from international organisations such as the United Nations (in the form of ‘formal recognition’) or in the form of ‘informal support’ from powerful states. See G. html, accessed March 2003. 14 See Robert Dahl, A Preface to Democratic Theor y, Chicago, Illinois, University of Chicago Press, 1956.

Wahid Abdul Majid points to the significance of the latter as the element of support for Nasser’s regime post-1967: Most of those who took to the streets urging Nasser not to go, following his resignation speech belonged to the middle class, who benefited from his achievements. They were mostly professionals, small merchants and public sector employees from Cairo. 16 However, as far as post-1967 was concerned Nasser had to pursue other modes of legitimacy to counter the effect of the crisis in his leadership and to accommodate the anger of most Egyptians about the failure of Arab nationalism.

3, no. 2, 1985, pp. 31–45. 35 For example, some welfare states spend a large share on benefits to privileged civil ser vants while other states spend on means-tested programmes. cit. p. 15. 37 Iman Bibars, Victims and Heroines: Women, Welfare and the Egyptian State, London, Zed Press, 2001, p. 77. 38 Mervat Hatem, “Economic and Political State Liberalisation in Egypt and the Demise of State Feminism”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 2, 1992, p. 233. 39 John Waterbur y, “The ‘Soft State’ and the Open Door: Egypt’s Experience with Economic Liberalization 1974–84”, Comparative Politics, vol.

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