This thesis tries to answer twomain questions. The first is why a developing country like Egypt needs Heavy Industrialization? And the second is what are the best strategies to achieve such an industrialization drive? These two questions are being tackled through a theoritical analysis using the Structuralist, Neoclassical and Institutional perspectives. A special focus is put on specific heavy industrial sectors of potential or strategic value in Egypt namely: Steel, Aluminum, Petrochemicals and Machinery. Moreover, three different heavy industrialization experiences of three NICs are being analyzed, each of which had a different heavy industrialization strategy. These are namely: South Korea, Brazil and India. Then a final discussion is conducted on how a Heavy Industrialization drive could be achieved with the collaboration of the efforts of the government, private sector and MNCs.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award


Online Submission Date


First Advisor

Parfitt, Trevor

Committee Member 1

Parfitt, Trevor

Committee Member 2

El-Nur, Ibrahim

Document Type



177 p.


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