Calculated Decompression as a Substitute for Democratization: Syria

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Examines the Syrian regime's attempt to adapt to pressures for democratisation through a decompression of political control. Looks, also, at obstacles to and forces for democratization--the Ba'th regime, a pluralising social structure, including aspects of civil society; and elite strategies of dealing with the bourgeoisie, Islamic opposition and the mass public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitical Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World
EditorsBahgat Korany, Rex Brynen, Paul Noble
Place of PublicationBoulder CO, USA
PublisherLynne Rienner
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781685859152
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


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