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Routledge/ St. Andrews Syrian Studies Series


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This series aims to be the major venue for the dissemination of research on modern Syria. Although it will not neglect Syria’s past, the focus is on the current conflict. It showcases work that locates cutting edge empirical research within innovative theoretical frameworks from all disciplines on, for example, social movements, civil wars, intervention, identity conflicts, failed states, post-war reconstruction, authoritarian resilience, and non-state governance.

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The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

1st Edition

Raymond Hinnebusch, Adham Saouli
July 22, 2019

Examining the international dimensions of the Syrian conflict, this book studies external factors relating to the Uprising. It explores the involvement of outside powers and the events’ impact both on regional and international level. Syria was widely perceived to be essential to the regional...

Syrian Foreign Policy: The Alliances of a Regional Power

Syrian Foreign Policy: The Alliances of a Regional Power

1st Edition

Francesco Belcastro
May 13, 2019

Examining Syrian foreign policy during the Ba’th years from 1963 to 1989, this book traces the alliances of the Levantine country from a historical perspective and in the context of recent political developments. Syrian Foreign Policy analyses the pivotal alliances of Damascus using a theoretical...

State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns

State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns

1st Edition

Haian Dukhan
December 11, 2018

State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns explores the policies of the successive Syrian governments towards the Arab tribes and their reactions to these policies. The book examines the consequences of the relationship between state and tribe since the fall of the Ottoman...

The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory

The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory

1st Edition

Raymond Hinnebusch, Omar Imady
February 07, 2018

Most observers did not expect the Arab spring to spread to Syria, for a number of seemingly good reasons. Yet, with amazing rapidity, massive and unprecedented anti-regime mobilization took place, which put the regime very much on the defensive; what began as the Syrian Uprising in March 2011 has...

The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria: The Democratic Option of Islamism

The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria: The Democratic Option of Islamism

1st Edition

Naomí Ramírez Díaz
September 04, 2017

Anyone who follows world events has heard of the Muslim Brotherhood. Usually considered a fundamentalist religious organisation opposed to secular regimes, the so-called Arab Spring began to challenge this conception, and showed the MB’s commitment to democratic principles and elections, albeit...

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