The electoral success of the Islamist parties in Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring: the new drivers and defenders of democracy?
An outline plan for the essay has been attached below. The sources that were suggested as Essential reading and used within the skeleton outline need to be maintained. However, the client would also like the writer to try and look at the different trajectories of political Islam in Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring and explore to what extent the decision-calculus of the Islamist parties/forces in power was/is responsible for the success/failure of democracy in the respective countries. As far as Egypt is concerned, the narrative needs to be more far-reaching but it might be interesting to see whether and in how far Muslim Brotherhood/Freedom and Justice Party rule played a role in the ensuing coup.