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The Resource Syria from reform to revolt, Volume 1, Political economy and international relations, edited by Raymond Hinnebusch and Tina Zintl

Syria from reform to revolt, Volume 1, Political economy and international relations, edited by Raymond Hinnebusch and Tina Zintl

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Syria from reform to revolt, Volume 1, Political economy and international relations
Title
Syria from reform to revolt
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
Political economy and international relations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Raymond Hinnebusch and Tina Zintl
Title variation
Political economy and international relations
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Bashar al-Asad smoothly assumed power in July 2000, just seven days after the death of his father, observers were divided on what this would mean for the country's foreign and domestic politics. On the one hand, it seemed everything would stay the same: an Asad on top of a political system controlled by secret services and Baathist one-party rule. On the other hand, it looked like everything would be different: a young president with exposure to Western education who, in his inaugural speech, emphasized his determination to modernize Syria. This volume explores the ways in which Asad's domestic and foreign policy strategies during his first decade in power safeguarded his rule and adapted Syria to the age of globalization. The volume's contributors examine multiple aspects of Asad's rule in the 2000s, from power consolidation within the party and control of the opposition to economic reform, co-opting new private charities, and coping with Iraqi refugees. The Syrian regime temporarily succeeded in reproducing its power and legitimacy, in reconstructing its social base, and in managing regional and international challenges. At the same time, contributors clearly detail the shortcomings, inconsistencies, and risks these policies entailed, illustrating why Syria's tenuous stability came to an abrupt end during the Arab Spring of 2011. This volume presents the work of an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Based on extensive fieldwork and on intimate knowledge of a country whose dynamics often seem complicated and obscure to outside observers, these scholars' insightful snapshots of Bashar al-Asad's decade of authoritarian upgrading provide an indispensable resource for understanding the current crisis and its disastrous consequences."--Back cover
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modern intellectual and political history of the Middle East
Syria from reform to revolt, Volume 1, Political economy and international relations, edited by Raymond Hinnebusch and Tina Zintl
Label
Syria from reform to revolt, Volume 1, Political economy and international relations, edited by Raymond Hinnebusch and Tina Zintl
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1j2n833
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Contributions by: Raymond Hinnebusch, Tina Zintl, Samer Abboud, Aurora Sottimano, Najib Ghadbian, Amanda P. Terc, Paulo Pinto, Rania Maktabi, Myriam Ababsa, Carsten Wieland, Mohammad Kamel Doraï, Martine Zeuthen, Valentina Napolitano
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-327) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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txt
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Contents
  • 1.Introduction / Tina Zintl -- pt. ONE Reproducing Power and Legitimacy -- 2.President and Party in Post-Ba'thist Syria -- From the Struggle for "Reform" to Regime Deconstruction / Raymond Hinnebusch -- 3.Locating the "Social" in the Social Market Economy / Samer N. Abboud -- 4.Nationalism and Reform under Bashar al-Asad -- Reading the "Legitimacy" of the Syrian Regime / Aurora Sottimano -- pt. TWO Reconstructing the Regime's Social Base -- 5.Contesting Authoritarianism -- Opposition Activism under Bashar al-Asad, 2000 -- 2010 / Najib Ghadbian -- 6.The Co-optation of Foreign-Educated Syrians -- Between Legitimizing Strategy and Domestic Reforms / Tina Zintl -- 7."To Promote Volunteerism among School Children" -- Volunteer Campaigns and Social Stratification in Contemporary Syria / Mandy Terc -- 8.God and Nation -- The Politics of Islam under Bashar al-Asad / Paulo G. Pinto -- 9.Female Citizenship in Syria
  • Framing the 2009 Controversy over Personal Status Law / Rania Maktabi -- 10.The End of a World -- Drought and Agrarian Transformation in Northeast Syria (2007 -- 2010) / Myriam Ababsa -- pt. THREE Coping with Regional and International Challenges -- 11.The Ancien Regime's Policy Paradox -- International Emergence versus Domestic Suppression / Carsten Wieland -- 12.Iraqi Migrants' Impact on a City -- The Case of Damascus (2006 -- 2011) / Martine Zeuthen -- 13.Hamas's Rhetoric and Mobilization Practices in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria / Valentina Napolitano -- 14.The Syrian Uprising and Bashar al-Asad's First Decade in Power Raymond Hinnebusch and Tina Zintl
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First edition.
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1 online resource (vii, 348 pages)
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