Negotiating statist neoliberalism: the political economy of post-revolution Egypt

Heba Khalil, Brian Dill

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This article explores the reproduction of Egypt’s post-revolutionary political economy under the military regime. Through an examination of tax and fiscal policy, the authors argue that a strategic wedding of seemingly contradictory state types allows the current regime to create a hybrid they call ‘statist neoliberalism’. The article argues that this hybrid form is not accidental, but is an intentional project that allows the state to sustain neoliberal reforms, whilst maintaining its long-standing control over society and the economy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-591
Number of pages18
JournalReview of African Political Economy
Issue number158
StatePublished - Oct 2 2018


  • Egypt
  • military regime
  • neoliberalism
  • political economy
  • statism
  • taxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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