Hazem Kandil, Cambridge University Lecturer in Political Sociology
and Fellow of St Catharine’s College, presents his new book: The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change.
Iran, Egypt, and Turkey all experienced remarkably similar coup-installed regimes in the middle of the twentieth century, and shared comparable state-building ambitions. Despite these similarities, each followed a different trajectory: Iran became an absolutist monarchy that was overthrown from below; Turkey evolved into a limited democracy; and Egypt metamorphosed into a police state. What accounts for this divergence?
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October 21, 2016,
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