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Syria after the Uprisings : The Political Economy of State Resilience, Hardback Book

Syria after the Uprisings : The Political Economy of State Resilience Hardback


Syria has been at the centre of world news since 2011, following the beginnings of a popular uprising in the country and its subsequent violent repression.

Eight years on, Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the regime and the failings of the uprising, while also taking a closer look at the counter-revolutionary processes that have been undermining the uprising from without and within. Through a sharp reconstruction of the key historical developments, Daher focuses on the reasons behind the transition of a peaceful uprising into a destructive war with multiple regional and international actors.

He argues that other approaches have so far neglected a global analysis of the conflict's economic, social and political characteristics.

He also shows that it is impossible to understand the Syrian uprising without a historical perspective dating back to the seizure of power by Hafez al-Assad in 1970. A result of years of research and discussions with activists, students, members of political parties and Syrian academics, this book will be the go-to analysis of Syria for years to come.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political economy
  • ISBN: 9780745339399

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