Demystifying Syria (Soas Middle East Issues Series)

Demystifying Syria (Soas Middle East Issues Series)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 223 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780863566547
  • DDC分類 956

Full Description

Syria stands at the centre of contemporary Middle Eastern affairs but remains poorly understood. Recent writing has focussed on the intentions and objectives of the political leadership in Damascus, yet there are many severe constraints on what senior policy-makers can actually do. This collection presents new research conducted by the contributors on rarely studied aspects of Syrian politics, economics and diplomacy. Essays on the shifting relations between the Ba'th party and the armed forces, burgeoning private enterprise, and the dramatic Turkish-Syrian detente will prove essential reading for anyone with an interest in this pivotal and assertive Middle Eastern state.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   7  (2)
Introduction 9 (4)
Fred H. Lawson
Changing Social Structure, Shifting 13 (16)
Alliances and Authoritarianism in Syria
Salwa Ismail
Enduring Legacies: The politics of private 29 (27)
sector development in Syria
Bassam Haddad
Civil Law and the Omnipotence of the Syrian 56 (14)
Zohair Ghazzal
Baudouin Dupret
Souhail Belhadj
Sunni Clergy Politics in the Cities of 70 (15)
Ba`thi Syria
Thomas Pierret
The Shi`i Mausoleums of Raqqa: Iranian 85 (20)
proselytism and local significations
Myriam Ababsa
The 2004 Events in al-Qamishli: Has the 105(15)
Kurdish question erupted in Syria?
Julie Gauthier
The Syrian Opposition: The struggle for 120(24)
unity and relevance, 2003-2008
Joe Pace
Joshua Landis
Partnership with the European Union: Hopes, 144(15)
risks and challenges for the Syrian economy
Anja Zorob
Demystifying Syrian Foreign Policy under 159(21)
Bashar al-Asad
Bassel F. Salloukh
The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: 180(27)
Syrian-Turkish relations since 1998
Fred H. Lawson
Notes on Contributors 207(6)
Bibliography 213(6)
Index 219