The Resource Power and policy in Syria : the intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East, Radwan Ziadeh

Power and policy in Syria : the intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East, Radwan Ziadeh

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Power and policy in Syria : the intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East
Title
Power and policy in Syria
Title remainder
the intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Radwan Ziadeh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In an unstable Middle East, beset by regional tensions and repercussions of the global `war on terror', Syria is a key player. The bloodless coup by General Hafez al-Asad, in 1970, put in place a powerful autocratic machinery at the core of the state which continues till today under the control of his son Bashar. Here Radwan Ziadeh presents a fresh and penetrating analysis of Syria's political structure, from independence in 1946 to the present. --
  • During his thirty-year rule the `Lion of Damascus' rewrote the constitution, restructured constitutional, legislative and legal institutions to severely limit their functioning, and instituted tight control over civil society, including trade unions, associations, professional syndicates and non-governmental organizations. Ziadeh argues that the political system enshrined in the era of Hafez al-Asad is still pertinent for the mechanisms behind the decision-making of his son -- a `despotic' state monopoly over all fields, a bureaucratic climate marked by fear, the concentration of political power in the hands of a military elite, the emergence of a new political elite from rural areas and consequent changes in the character of national politics, and the creation of powerful social, economic and military networks at the margins of state institutions, based on notions of loyalty and personal relationships. He describes, in unprecedented detail, the administrative structure through which centralized control is exercised in Syria, particularly the intelligence services which have gained significant power in legal and policy decisions. He also closely examines the transition to rule by the General's son, Bashar al-Asad, and the conditions and challenges for Syrian foreign policy today, particularly vis-a-vis the US. --
  • With a focus on Syria's intelligence services which have significant influence in legal and policy decisions, and the conditions and patterns of foreign policy decision-making, Power and Policy in Syria is indispensable for all those interested in Syria, the modern Middle East, International Relations and Security Studies. --Book Jacket
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UKM
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Ziadeh, Radwan
Dewey number
956.91042
Index
index present
LC call number
DS98.2
LC item number
.Z53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern Middle East studies
Series volume
98
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Intelligence service
  • Democracy
  • Syria
Label
Power and policy in Syria : the intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East, Radwan Ziadeh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-219) and index
Contents
  • Asad's Heritage
  • Syrian Elite and Democracy
  • 2.
  • Inheriting Syria from Father to Son: Hafez al-Asad's Last Days
  • Transfer of Power
  • Bashar al-Asad and the Game of the `Old Guard'
  • Political Institutions in the Era of Bashar al-Asad
  • 3.
  • Damascus Spring: The Rise of the Opposition in Syria
  • 4.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Bashar al-Asad and Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Policy Decision-making
  • Syrian-Lebanese Relationships: Discomfort in the Brotherhood
  • Syrian-Lebanese Relations after 2000
  • Syria after the Lebanon War: Reviving its Regional Role
  • Syrian-Arab Disagreement during the War
  • Putting an End to the War
  • Syria's Return to Active Diplomacy
  • Syrian Exploitation of the War
  • Syria's Foreign-policy Challenges
  • 1.
  • 5.
  • Challenge of Political Islam: Muslim Brotherhood and Democracy
  • Early Relationship between Religion and State in Syria
  • Establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria
  • Double Religious Containment Policy
  • Climax of Armed Conflict
  • Rise of the Religious Tide in Syria
  • Birth of the Third Republic and Establishing Syrian Authoritarianism
  • Third Republic and Syrian Authoritarianism
  • Third Republic and the Pyramid-building Theory
  • Governmental Administration
  • Ba'th Party
  • Security Organs
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 228 p.
Isbn
9781848854345
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2171731-01umb_inst
  • 2304514
  • (Sirsi) i9781848854345
  • (OCoLC)707972502
Label
Power and policy in Syria : the intelligence services, foreign relations and democracy in the modern Middle East, Radwan Ziadeh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-219) and index
Contents
  • Asad's Heritage
  • Syrian Elite and Democracy
  • 2.
  • Inheriting Syria from Father to Son: Hafez al-Asad's Last Days
  • Transfer of Power
  • Bashar al-Asad and the Game of the `Old Guard'
  • Political Institutions in the Era of Bashar al-Asad
  • 3.
  • Damascus Spring: The Rise of the Opposition in Syria
  • 4.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Bashar al-Asad and Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Policy Decision-making
  • Syrian-Lebanese Relationships: Discomfort in the Brotherhood
  • Syrian-Lebanese Relations after 2000
  • Syria after the Lebanon War: Reviving its Regional Role
  • Syrian-Arab Disagreement during the War
  • Putting an End to the War
  • Syria's Return to Active Diplomacy
  • Syrian Exploitation of the War
  • Syria's Foreign-policy Challenges
  • 1.
  • 5.
  • Challenge of Political Islam: Muslim Brotherhood and Democracy
  • Early Relationship between Religion and State in Syria
  • Establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria
  • Double Religious Containment Policy
  • Climax of Armed Conflict
  • Rise of the Religious Tide in Syria
  • Birth of the Third Republic and Establishing Syrian Authoritarianism
  • Third Republic and Syrian Authoritarianism
  • Third Republic and the Pyramid-building Theory
  • Governmental Administration
  • Ba'th Party
  • Security Organs
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 228 p.
Isbn
9781848854345
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2171731-01umb_inst
  • 2304514
  • (Sirsi) i9781848854345
  • (OCoLC)707972502

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