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Title:The missing revolution: El-Sisi's presidency in the light of the army's historical role in Egypt
Author:Priewasser, Robert
Year:2014
Periodical:Stichproben - Vienna Journal of African Studies (ISSN 1992-8610)
Volume:13
Issue:27
Pages:55-78
Language:English
Geographic term:Egypt
Subjects:military regimes
civil-military relations
armed forces
External link:http://stichproben.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/p_stichproben/Artikel/Nummer27/Stichproben27_03_Priewasser.pdf
Abstract:This essay outlines the discourse about the military's role in the Egyptian state and explains why it has been able to secure its position as the most important political and economic player in the country until today. Referring to the traditionally dominant role of the army in Egypt it will be shown that since Gamal Abdel Nasser the military regime is deeply rooted within Egyptian society, economy, and national ideology. Accordingly, after the successful overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 and of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the candidacy of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for presidency - and his election in May 2014 - was an inevitable consequence. A third revolution to eliminate the dominant role of the army is as yet missing and seems more unlikely than ever. Bibliogr., notes, ref. sum. [Journal abstract]
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