Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies
Author(s): Omar Khalaf
Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/militarization-of-local-administration-authoritarian-imperative/
There are hardly any policy papers that have addressed the way military regimes directly manage living conditions on the local scale. Since 2013, Egypt has experienced the direct practice of government by the army, where it has been viewed as a political party that remains loyal to the president who comes from the top of its leadership pyramid.
In the context of justification of this reality, some claim that there is no alternative to extensively using the military to achieve development and good management of resources and people, under the pretext that the military are better able to perform tasks with discipline, efficiency and speed compared to civilians – an idea that the Mubarak regime’s propaganda succeeded in instilling in the minds of Egyptians.
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