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  • Adapting authoritarianism: institutions and co-optation in Egypt and Syria 

    Stacher, Joshua A (University of St Andrews, 2007-03-07) - Thesis
    This PhD thesis compares Egypt and Syria’s authoritarian political systems. While the tendency in social science political research treats Egypt and Syria as similarly authoritarian, this research emphasizes differences ...
  • Adversarial framing: President Bashar al-Assad’s depiction of the armed Syrian opposition 

    Merz, Fabien (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, 2014-06-02) - Journal article
    This paper evaluates how Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is framing his opponents in the context of the Syrian civil war. The question is addressed by conducting a qualitative thematic analysis of 13 interviews he gave ...
  • The alliances of a regional power : the case of Syria, 1970-1989 

    Belcastro, Francesco (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-23) - Thesis
    The topic of this dissertation is the alliances of a regional power. The framework used to explain this central aspect of International Relations is the realist one, and particularly the work of the Classical Realist Arnold ...
  • Analyzing the domestic and international conflict in Syria: are there lessons from political science? 

    Dostal, Jörg Michael (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-02-05) - Journal article
    This article contributes to the discussion about opportunities for and barriers to domestically-driven political reform in the Syrian Arab Republic. The argument is put forward in five sections. In the first section, ...
  • Back to enmity : Turkey-Syria relations since the Syrian Uprising 

    Hinnebusch, Raymond (2015-01) - Journal article
    Examines the drivers of the return of Turkey-Syria relations to enmity, specifically the Turkish response to the Syrian Uprising. Looks also at Turkish policy in Syria, notably its support for radical Islamists fighting ...
  • Back to the future : the Arab uprisings and state (re) formation in the Arab world 

    Saouli, Adham (2015) - Journal article
    This article contributes to debates that aim to go beyond the “democratization” and “post-democratization” paradigms to understand change and continuity in Arab politics. In tune with calls to focus on the actualities of ...
  • Book review: Mohammed Imady 

    Arslanian, Ferdinand (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-06-16) - Book review
    Book Review: Mohammed Imady, The evolving concepts of development in Syria: Damascus: Dar Tlas Lil-Dirasat wa-al-Nashr, 2004
  • Conclusion : agency, context and emergent post-uprising regimes 

    Hinnebusch, Raymond (2015) - Journal article
    This conclusion summarizes the evidence explaining the divergent trajectories taken by post Arab uprising states in terms of multiple variables, each illustrated by an iconic case, namely: State Failure and Competitive ...
  • Coping with Asad: Lebanese prime ministers’ strategies 

    Osoegawa, Taku (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-03-24) - Journal article
  • Governance without government in Syria: civil society and state building during conflict 

    Khalaf, Rana (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-06-16) - Journal article
    This article aims to break new ground in academia by bridging the existing knowledge and practice gap on governance during conflict. It seeks to understand the governance dynamics during conflict in the non-government-controlled ...
  • How a microfinance network could have preempted the Syrian uprising 

    Imady, Omar (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-02-05) - Journal article
    The story shared below sheds light on a hitherto unknown prelude to the Syrian Uprising of March 2011. It is a story of a microfinance network of sanadiq, or village funds, that was first established in an area known as ...
  • The making of a cosmopolitan quarter: Sha’laan in the 20th century 

    Chatty, Dawn (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-06-06) - Journal article
    In 2001, the French Institute in Damascus (IFPO), in collaboration with the Maison de l’Orient de la Méditerranée/Université de Lyon 2 (GREMMO), and the Faculty of Architecture and Geography at the University of Damascus, ...
  • Mapping the ailing (but resilient) Syrian banking sector 

    al-Kattan, Rashad (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-06-16) - Journal article
    The purpose of this research is to provide a broad overview of the banking sector in Syria with a focus on the ownership structure of banks operating in the country, and the impact of the conflict on the investments in ...
  • Off with their heads: the Islamic State and civilian beheadings 

    Zech, Steven T.; Kelly, Zane M. (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, 2015-05-25) - Journal article
    This commentary evaluates the use of beheadings by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. We place beheadings in a broader historical context and draw from academic research in terrorism studies and the social sciences to ...
  • Preface: Syria Studies, Vol 6, Issue 1 

    Hinnebusch, Raymond (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-02-05) - Journal item
    An introduction to Volume 6.1 - Contextualizing the Syrian Uprising.
  • Preface: Syria Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 

    Imady, Omar (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-06-06) - Journal item
    Preface by Omar Imady, the Managing Editor of Syria Studies.
  • Preface: Syria Studies, Vol 6, Issue 3 

    Imady, Omar (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Journal item
    Preface to Vol 6, Number 3: Preludes to the Islamic State: contextualizing the rise of extremism in the Syrian uprising
  • Preface: Syria Studies, Vol 7, Issue 1 

    Imady, Omar (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-01-19) - Journal item
    Preface to Vol VII - 1 (2015): sympathetic stereotypes: the Syrian Uprising in western media and scholarship
  • Preface: Syria Studies, Vol 7, Issue 2 

    Imady, Omar (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-03-24) - Journal item
  • The revolution “from below” and its misinterpretations “from above”. The case of Syria’s neglected civil society 

    Brownlee, Billie Jeanne (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2015-01-19) - Journal article
    In The Revolution “From Below” and Its Misinterpretations “From Above”. The Case of Syria’s Neglected Civil Society, Brownlee reminds us that civil society in the Arab world in general, and in Syria in particular, was not ...