Syria under Bashar al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change / Edition 366

Syria under Bashar al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change / Edition 366

by Volker Perthes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198567502

ISBN-13: 9780198567509

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000. While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening which he himself has created, Syria is clearly undergoing a process of change. The author analyses the factors of economic and political change in the

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Overview

Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000. While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening which he himself has created, Syria is clearly undergoing a process of change. The author analyses the factors of economic and political change in the country, and gives a portrait of its new leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198567509
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Adelphi Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.17(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : Syria in a period of change5
Ch. 1Managing modernisation : domestic politics and the limits of change7
Ch. 2Economic challenges and policy responses27
Ch. 3Coping with external challenges41
Conclusion : domestic demands and regional risks61

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