In Rethinking Nasserism, distinguished scholars from Israel, the United States, and Egypt provide a definitive reappraisal of the historical force of Nasserism in the ideological, economic, social, and cultural arenas of the modern Middle East in general and of Egypt in particular. The book reassesses the achievements and failures of Nasserism during Nasser's presidency and the lasting impact of his ideology on subsequent regimes in Egypt and on the entire Arab world.
Foreword by Gabriel Ben-Dor; Introduction: Nasserism as a Form of Populism, by Elie Podeh and Onn Winckler; Part I. Images of Nasserism; 1. Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser: Iconology, Ideology, and Demonology, by Leonard Binder; 2. Demonizing the Other: Israeli Perceptions of Nasser and Nasserism, by Elie Podeh; 3. History, Politics and Public Memory: The Nasserist Legacy in Mubarak's Egypt, by Meir Hatina; Part II. Political and Social Aspects of Nasserism; 4. Nasserism's Legal Legncy: Accessibility, Accountability, and Authoritarianism, by Nathan J. Brown; 5. Sports, Society, and Revolution: Egypt in the Early Nasserite Period, by Yoav Dl-Capua; 6. Nasserist and Post-Nasserist Eliles in an Official Biographical Lexicon, by Uri M. Kupferschmidt; Part III. Nasser's Foreign Policy; 7. 'Abd al-Nasser's Regional Politics: A Reassessment, by Avraham Sela; 8. 'Abd al-Nasser and the United States: Enemy or Friend?; 9. Nasser and the Soviets: A Reassessment,; Part IV. Nasser's Socioeconomic Policies and Achievements; 10. An Assessment of Egypt's Development Strategy, 1952-1970, by M. El-Ghonemy; 11. Nasser's Egypt and Park's Korea: A Comparison of Their Economic Achievements, by Paul Rivlin; 12. Nasser's Family Planning Policy in Perspective, by Gad G. Gilbar and Onn Winckler; Part V. Cultural Aspects of Nasserism; 13. The Nightingale and the OWL 'Abd al-Halim Hafiz and Nasserist Longings, by Joel Gordon; 14. Nasser and Nasserism as Perceived in Modern Egyptian Literature through allusions to Songs.