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Revolution From Above

By Raymond Hinnebusch

© 2001 – 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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The Contemporary Middle East

The Contemporary Middle East Series provides the first systematic attempt at studying the key actors of the dynamic, complex and strategically important MENA region, employing an innovative common format which in each case study provides an easily-digestible analysis of the origins of the state, its contemporary politics, economics and international relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies