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dc.contributor.advisorBrownlee, Jason, 1974-en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHurst, William J.en
dc.creatorDeputy, Emmarieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-26T16:52:49Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:22:56Z
dc.date.available2011-07-26T16:52:49Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:22:56Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3121en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractSince the dawn of industrialization, many authoritarian regimes have taken on massive public works projects which seem impressive or farfetched. Few onlookers are surprised when these projects are not completed or are completed at such a high cost that they appear to be an exercise in futility. Usually these failures are written off as dictatorial incompetence and overambition, but the initial motivations for beginning them are rarely addressed. This paper will argue that, rather than being a symptom of precipitant development or front for embezzlement, many of these projects were designed to fail because the regime received the largest benefit by starting them—not by completing them. Empirically this research will focus on the Toshka ‘New River Valley’ project in Egypt, which is Egypt’s largest development project and is designed to create a second Nile River Valley in the South and eventually be home to 20% of the Egypt’s population. In this report I explore the governments’ motivations, their intentions, the resulting symbolism and the repercussions of the Toshka project.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī, 1928-en
dc.subjectMubarak, Hosnien
dc.subjectToshka New River Valley projecten
dc.subjectMegaprojectsen
dc.subjectPolitics and governmenten
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.subjectNile Riveren
dc.subjectLand developmenten
dc.titleDesigned to deceive : President Hosni Mubarak's Toshka projecten
dc.type.genrethesisen
dc.date.updated2011-07-26T16:52:57Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3121en


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