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Egypt's Desert DreamsDevelopment or Disaster?$
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David Sims

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166686

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001

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The Fatal Flaw

The Fatal Flaw

Disastrous Management of Public Land

(p.261) 8 The Fatal Flaw
Egypt's Desert Dreams

David Sims

Timothy Mitchell

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter shows how government agencies have consistently treated desert land as something to give away to those favoured by the regime and as a consequence has not attracted many serious investors. Issues addressed include patronage, land speculation, flawed land allocations, and public land scandals.

Keywords:   Patronage, Land speculation, Flawed land allocations, Public land, Scandals, Government, Desert land, Investors

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