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Businessmen in arms : how the military and other armed groups profit in the MENA region

Author: Elke Grawert; Zeinab Abul-Magd
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part of patronage networks in political systems. This collection of essays from international experts examines the economic interests of armed actors ranging from military businesses in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Sudan, and Yemen to retired  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elke Grawert; Zeinab Abul-Magd
ISBN: 9781442254558 1442254556
OCLC Number: 930683450
Description: xviii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : political economy of the military and non-state armed groups in the Middle East and North Africa / Elke Grawert --
Egypt's adaptable officers : business, nationalism, and discontent / Zeinab Abul-Magd --
Businessmen in boots : Pakistan's entrepreneurial military / Ayesha Siddiqa --
The conglomerate of the Turkish military (OYAK) and the dynamics of Turkish capitalism / İsmet Akça --
All the Sepah's men : Iran's revolutionary guards in theory and practice / Kevan Harris --
Jordan's military-industrial sector : maintaining institutional prestige in the era of neoliberalism / Shana Marshall --
Civil-military relations in Sudan : negotiating political transition in a turbulent economy / Atta El-Battahani --
Patronage politics in transition : political and economic interests of the Yemeni armed forces / Adam C. Seitz --
Libya's tentative state rebuilding : militias' "moral economy," violence, and financing (in)security / Philippe Droz-Vincent --
Syria's army, militias, and non-state armed groups : ideology, funding, and shifting landscape / Sherifa Zuhur --
Conclusion and outlook / Elke Grawert.
Responsibility: [edited by] Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd.

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