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The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

Hazem Kandil


This book explores the genesis and structure of the coup-installed regimes in Iran, Turkey, and Egypt, with particular emphasis on the interactions between the three ruling institutions across several decades: military, security, and politics. It analyzes the revolutions from above in these three countries and the trajectories of their respective regimes: Iran became an absolutist monarchy that was overthrown from below; Turkey developed a limited democracy; and Egypt evolved into a police state. This divergence, the book argues, was determined by the power struggle within the ruling bloc betw ... More

Keywords: military, security, politics, revolution, regimes, absolutist monarchy, democracy, power triangle, military guardianship, power relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190239206
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hazem Kandil, author
University Lecturer in Political Sociology, University of Cambridge