International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Military in-and-out of Politics: A Theoretical Approach to Military Disengagement
Dr. Mohaned Talib Al-Hamdi

Military disengagement from politics is not a dichotomous case because of the unclear boundaries between military and civilian rule in politic. Therefore, there is a spectrum of military withdrawal from politics. The different types of military regimes that the military creates once in power create, with regard theterms of the level and range of intervention, its consequences on economic and social development, and the role of the military in national defense, makes it even more complicated. The decision of the military to withdraw from politics is not as simple process as it is expected because of the interactions of many variables involved in the process which create different paradigms that the military regime may follow to give up power or share it with civilians. This is clear in the Arab world with its unique political development which makes it a case study of military intervention in politics.

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