Now that President Hosni Mubarak has ceded power to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Egypt’s military will be transitioning the country to democracy. What does that mean exactly? Below are three books, available at the Library, which will provide context for that question.
- The Portuguese revolution: state and class in the transition to democracy (2010) by Ronald H. Chilcote.
- Ruling but not governing : the military and political development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (2007) by Steven A. Cook.
- Soldier’s and civil power: supporting or substituting civil authorities in modern peace operations (2006) by Thijs Zaalberg.
In researching the topic of the military and political transition or change consider using these keywords and subject headings in your searching: militarism; civil-military relations; social change.
The Library also has several research guides that might help with your research.