The Resource Syria from reform to revolt, (ebook)

Syria from reform to revolt, (ebook)

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Syria from reform to revolt
Title
Syria from reform to revolt
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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
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Midwest
Dewey number
320.9569109051
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hinnebusch, Raymond
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Modern intellectual and political history of the Middle East
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  • Assad, Bashar
  • Electronic books
  • Syria
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adult
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Syria from reform to revolt, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815653028
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11717836
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remote
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11717836
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MWT11717836
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Syria from reform to revolt, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815653028
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11717836
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717836
System control number
MWT11717836
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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