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Critical analysis of attempts to co-opt the tribes in Syria

Dukhan, Haian (2019) Critical analysis of attempts to co-opt the tribes in Syria. Conflict Research Programme Blog (02 May 2019). Blog Entry.

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Since the start of the Arab uprisings, the role of urban versus rural populations in igniting and leading the uprisings has persistently been the subject of debate and contention. Within the SWANA region, Syria has been the first to experience an overwhelmingly rural uprising. The affluent cities of Damascus and Aleppo did not play a major role in the uprising, at least not initially. Syria’s countryside has been widely populated by tribal communities; a large part of which were displaced from their villages in the city outskirts due to the 2007 drought.

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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:33
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 23:26

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