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2013’ten Sonra Mısır’daki Sivil-Askerî İlişkiler
Civil-Military Relations in Egypt Since 2013

Author(s): Özüm Sezin Uzun, Ahmed ELERIAN
Subject(s): Military history, Military policy
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü
Keywords: Egypt; civil-military relations; military coup; El Sisi;

Summary/Abstract: The military has been a powerful and active actor in Egyptian politics since Naser period. By the collapse of the Mobarak regime as a result of the popular demonstrations in 2011, hopes for democratization increased; however, the military coup against Morsi administration once again changed the balance in civil- military relations in favor of the military and led the military to become dominant actor in both Egyptian politics and economics. This article analyzes civil-military relations in Egypt since July 2013 and attempts to understand to what extent the military was empowered by the privileged rights in both politics and economics. Within that framework, given rights and power by the constitution to the military, gained privileged rights at the executive, legislative and judiciary levels, economic power and activities of the military, and its influence over media and civil society were examined. This article argues that on the one hand military has been certainly consolidating its dominancy in Egyptian politics and economics since 2013, on the other hand the military involvement in politics and economics has been deteriorating institutionalism and efficiency of the Army itself.

  • Issue Year: 15/2019
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 655-689
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: English