Syria under the Ba'th: State Formation in a Fragmented Society

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Examines the formation of a relatively durable state in Syria after years of instability. Examines both the challenges of state-building in a fragmented "Artificial" state, and the power technologies and outcomes employed by the Ba'th regime. Its combination of a military dominated one-party state with mass inclusion and social redistribution amounts to a distinctive regime type, authoritarian populism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-199
Number of pages22
JournalArab Studies Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982


  • state formation
  • Syria
  • Ba'th Party
  • populist authoritarianism


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