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Syria
Revolution From Above





ISBN 9780415285681
Published August 31, 2002 by Routledge
204 Pages

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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.

Table of 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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