Egypt military & consolidation of hegemony and despotism

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Essam Abdelshafy

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The Egyptian military institution has adopted many policies and practices, whether during the first transitional period that was led by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (from February 2011 to June 2012); or during President Mohamed Morsi’s one year in power, where the SCAF used to run matters from behind the scenes; or after the coup of July 3, 2013, until January 2021 (as the time limit of this study), where SCAF directly controlled everything. The tasks, roles and functions carried out by the military over ten years since 2011 (subject of study) varied between policies for entrenching authoritarianism and despotism, legal codification of these policies, systematic violation of rights and freedoms, policies for domination and entire militarization of economy –  to the extent that can be called “state ownership”, which reinforces the claim of some who describe the situation in Egypt as: “an army that owns a state”, rather than “a state that owns an army” – which this paper will address through the following four axes:…

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