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Levant in Turmoil : Syria, Palestine, and the Transformation of Middle Eastern Politics (Hardcover)

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Since the early weeks of the so-called Arab Spring, high hopes for democratic, social, and political change in the Middle East have been met with varying degrees of frustration. Particularly in the subregion of the Levant, regional uprisings have turned to violent conflict in places such as Syria, Iraq, and the Gaza Strip. In Syria, popular unrest has caused one of the most brutal civil wars the region ever has witnessed and enormous human suffering, yet the international community has shown an appalling inability to act. The Syrian people have become the pawn in a complex setting of brutal regime repression, militia warfare, and the diverging interests of regional states and international great powers. Taking the war in Syria as its central point of reference, this book raises the question of whether the developments in the Levant might lead not only to processes of regime change, but also to a fundamental alteration of its entire state system.

Number of Pages: 226.0
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: The Modern Muslim World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: January 6, 2016
TCIN: 50461410
UPC: 9781137537225
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4839

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