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Title:Centralising rents and dispersing power while pursuing development? Exploring the strategic uses of military firms in Rwanda? Pritish Behuria
Author:Behuria, Pritish
Year:2016
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:43
Issue:150
Pages:630-647
Language:English
Geographic term:Rwanda
Subjects:armed forces
enterprises
Front Patriotique Rwandais
elite
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2015.1128407
Abstract:The Rwandan Patriotic Front has achieved significant economic progress while also maintaining political stability. However, frictions among ruling elites have threatened progress. This paper explores the use of military firms in Rwanda. Such firms are used to invest in strategic industries, but the use of such firms reflects the vulnerability faced by ruling elites. Military firms serve two related purposes. First, ruling elites use such firms to centralise rents and invest in strategic sectors. Second, the proliferation of such enterprises and the separation of party- and military-owned firms contribute to dispersing power within a centralised hierarchy. Bibliogr., notes., ref. sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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