Syria after the Uprisings
The Political Economy of State Resilience
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.
Joseph Daher teaches at Lausanne University, Switzerland and is a part time affiliate professor at the European University Institute, Florence (Italy). He is the author of Syria after the Uprisings (Pluto, 2019) and Hezbollah: The Political Economy of the Party of God (Pluto, 2016). He is the co-editor of Penser l'emancipation (La Dispute, 2013) and founder of the blog Syria Freedom Forever.
'A critique from within that should be taken seriously by everyone who cares about Syria'- Democratic Left
1. The Construction of a Patrimonial Regime
2. Popular Uprising and Militarization
3. The Regime’s Repression
4. The Failure of the Opposition: The Challenges of Fundamentalism and Sectarianism
5. The Kurdish Question in Syria
6. Syria, International Relations, and Interventions
7. War Economy, Reconstruction, and Challenges
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745339399
eBook ISBN: 9781786804648
150mm x 230mm