By Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd
The Arab Uprisings have introduced renewed recognition to the position of the army within the MENA quarter, the place they're both the spine of regime strength or an important a part of patronage networks in political platforms. This choice of essays from overseas specialists examines the commercial pursuits of armed actors starting from army companies in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Sudan, and Yemen to retired army officials’ fiscal endeavors and the net of investment of non-state armed teams in Syria and Libya. as a result of the mixed strength of commercial and hands, the army frequently manages to include or quell competing teams and therefore, to revert achievements of progressive pursuits.
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For instance, in 2004, AOI purchased Simaf, the railway car factory located on the outskirts of Cairo from the state; in 2005, the Ministry of Military Production opened a steel factory in Qaliubiyya; in 2010, NSPO started building a cement factory in North Sinai; in 2011, the same organization finished building a complex for chemicals—including fertilizers—in Fayyum. NSPO invested in Tushka export-oriented farms neighboring other local and Arabian Gulf capitalists and created a Nile transportation company in Aswan to ship Tushka’s farms’ commercial produce.
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Transformation in the sense used in this book may lead to changed power relations, however, not necessarily within democracy, but also again within the framework of authoritarianism. The authors of this book combine two theoretical approaches: 1. Political economy for the analysis of the resource base of social actors, the related formal and informal structure of the political order, corresponding behavior rationalities, and impact on the ruling bargain 2. Social theory, that is, considering social action and interaction as constituting structures and institutions while at the same time, actors are influenced by internalized structures and symbolic guidelines.
Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region by Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd