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From the social market economy to the national partnership: the conflict elite and public-private partnerships in a post-war Syria

Abboud, Samer (2019) From the social market economy to the national partnership: the conflict elite and public-private partnerships in a post-war Syria. Conflict Research Programme Blog (31 Jan 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The current state of the Syrian conflict has turned our collective attention to questions of reconstruction, despite the absence of a formalised peace process or political negotiations. The Syrian post-war order is not being shaped by a liberal peace imposed from the outside by multilateral powers, nor a negotiated peace that emerged from within the country through negotiations between various factions. Instead, what is emerging in Syria – drawing from the work of David Lewis – is an ‘authoritarian peace’ in which perpetual violence, the persistence of enmity, and forms of social and political erasure underpin the post-war order. It is through this interpretative framework and its materialisation on the ground that I believe we need to think about Syria’s current and future political economy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/crp/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 08:15
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 23:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102017

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