Welcome to Syria Studies, the official online journal of the Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) at the University of St. Andrews. Syria Studies is a peer reviewed and indexed journal that has previously been published in hard form. We are proud to include on our Board of Reviewers some of the most renowned authorities on Syria.

The aim of Syria Studies is to provide a space for scholars and students to publish work focused on the study of modern and contemporary Syria (history, politics, economy, & society). Given the interdisciplinary nature of Syria Studies, high-quality submissions from various academic and professional backgrounds are encouraged. -- Raymond Hinnebusch, Director of CSS

Access the journal at http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/syria

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • 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, ...
  • Tribes and tribalism in the Syrian uprising 

    Dukhan, Haian (Centre for Syrian Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2014-06-06) - Journal article
    This article attempts to explain the re-emergence of tribalism in Syria. Arab tribes in Syria have retained their solidarity networks and held on to their belief in the “ideology of a common lineage”, as well as to the ...

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