"Contested Legitimacies fully exploits the potentials of mixed-methods designs. Combining event analyses with the richness of qualitative process-tracing and discourse analysis it pushes the boundaries of strategic-interactionist approaches in social movement studies."
- Swen Hutter, Center for Civil Society Research, WZB Berlin
"A rich, profound, and insightful account of Egypt’s post-revolutionary dynamics. Theoretically provoking and empirically well-documented and detailed, this book is indispensable for anyone who seeks lucid and solid understanding of state repression and anti-regime protests in the aftermath of the coup."
- Khalil al-Anani, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
"Drawbacks notwithstanding, the Arab Spring had a transformative effect on contentious politics as well as on social movement studies. Theoretically original and empirically rich, this book points to the importance of political subjectivities in the move from structural constraints into collective action in post-revolutionary Egypt."
- Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore