product description page
Levant in Turmoil : Syria, Palestine, and the Transformation of Middle Eastern Politics (Hardcover)
About this item
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
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: The Modern Muslim World
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: January 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4839
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.