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Syria

Revolution From Above

By Raymond Hinnebusch

Routledge – 2001 – 200 pages

Series: The Contemporary Middle East

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Description

This study examines the development of the Syrian state as it has emerged under thirty-five years of military-Ba'thist rule and, particularly, under President Hafiz al-Asad. It analyzes the way in which the fragility of the post-independence state, unable to contain rising nationalist struggle and class conflict, opened the way to the Ba'th party's rise to power and examines how the Ba'th's 'revolution from above' transformed Syria's socio-political terrain.

Contents

Introduction: Conceptualizing the Syrian Ba'th State 1. The Formation of Modern Syria 2. The Ba'th Revolution (1963-1970) 3. Power and Politics under Asad 4. State-Society Relations under Asad 5. The Political Economy of Development 6. Syrian Foreign Policy

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  1. Middle East Studies

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Description: By Raymond Hinnebusch. This study examines the development of the Syrian state as it has emerged under thirty-five years of military-Ba'thist rule and, particularly, under President Hafiz al-Asad. It analyzes the way in which the fragility of the post-independence...
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