The Syrian uprising: between peaceful protest and state failure

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This introductory chapter explicates the focus of the book, the “middle period of the uprising.” It was a period of key junctures or turning points, notably the failure of non-violent uprising to lead to democratization; of armed insurgency to effect revolution from below, and of counter-insurgency to restore regime control. It was a period when the consequences of the uprising became apparent: failed statehood, rebel governance, societal polarization, notably along sectarian lines; the intervention of external actors exacerbating the conflict and establishing zones of influence; the emergence of a war economy; and massive displacement of the population.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActors and dynamics in the Syrian conflict's middle phase
Subtitle of host publicationbetween contentious Politics, militarization and regime resilience
EditorsJasmine K. Gani, Raymond Hinnesbusch
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781003254904
ISBN (Print)9781032185026, 9781032185125
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge/St Andrews Syrian studies series


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