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Adapting authoritarianism: institutions and co-optation in Egypt and Syria
(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 ...
Defending the “Satanic Verses” : constructive engagement: British-Iranian relations and the right to freedom of expression (1989-2004)
(University of St Andrews, 2008) - Thesis,
This thesis aims to conceptualize what is often referred to in diplomacy, as a policy of “constructive engagement”, by employing neoliberal-institutionalist theories and conflict resolution approaches. The adopted “model ...
Dilemmas of late formation : international system and state survival in the Middle East : case studies : Saudi Arabia and Iraq
(University of St Andrews, 2009-05-06) - Thesis,
This thesis is a theory-proposing and theory-testing study that examines the conditions of state survival in the Middle East. In contrast to the predominant Political Culture and Political Economy approaches, which focus ...
Saving Muslim women in the era of Axis of Evil? : pious women’s movement advocates in Iran, 2001-2010
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06) - Thesis,
This thesis aims to investigate US foreign policies in the post-9/11 world, focusing on the ways in which they affected the Iranian women’s movement after Iran was included in the Axis of Evil in January 2002. The focus ...
Syria's authoritarian upgrading, 2000-2010 : Bashar al-Asad's promotion of foreign-educated returnees as transnational agents of change
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis,
This thesis analyses the political role of highly-educated Syrian return migrants between 2000 and 2010 and their significance for the regime’s authoritarian upgrading. It critically engages with the expectations raised ...
The foreign policy of Egypt under Mubarak : the primacy of regime security
(University of St Andrews, 2008-06) - Thesis,
The study explores Egypt’s foreign policy under President Hosni Mubarak. It focuses on the way Mubarak's regime dealt with internal and external threats to maintain security and bolster his internal hold on power. Two ...
The war of identities amidst the Syrian uprising : the continual reproduction of sub-state identities and the quest to reconstruct Syrian national identity
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-01) - Thesis,
This thesis is about identity clashes during the first two years of the Syrian uprising (from 15th of March 2011 to 15th of March 2013). Chiefly, it attempts to answer the following questions: what roles do identities play ...
British foreign policy towards Syria : its importance, its distinctiveness and its relations to the policy of other actors in the region
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis,
This thesis explores the dynamics involved in shaping the Anglo-Syrian relationship. It argues that to understand UK relations towards Syria over the past century, they have to be viewed in the broader context of British ...
Syria : why is the Arab Spring turning into a long winter
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-23) - Thesis,
This thesis analyses the problematic trajectory of the Syrian Revolution 2011, which was inspired by the Arab Spring. It first evaluates the causes of the revolution during Bashar al-Asad’s era. An era was aimed to be a ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis,