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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

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

David Sims

Timothy Mitchell

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0008

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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