Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 212 pages
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Between 1949 and 1957, ten coups shook Syria. Each attempt to overthrow the government was led by powers sympathetic to either the Soviet Union or the United States. Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship details the oscillations that rocked the Arab region during this transitional period, ultimately destroying Syria's chances for a stable democracy. Different levels of struggle are analyzed within the context of global Cold War politics, and the roles of specific leaders are critiqued.
  

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Contents

THE PALESTINIAN INTERLUDE
1
FALL OF THE SYRIAN DEMOCRACY
11
THE RULE OF HUSNI ALZAIIM
25
A TROUBLED DICTATOR
35
THE DOWNFALL OF HUSNI ALZAIIM
43
PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY
53
RETURN OF THE MILITARY
65
ADIB ALSHISHAKLI
81
PREPARING FOR ELECTIONS
105
END OF THE ATASSI ERA
123
ASCENT OF SHUKRIALKUWATLY
135
HONEYMOON WITH EGYPT
145
PRELUDE TO UNION
167
KEY PERSONALITIES
193
BIBLIOGRAPHY
201
INDEX
207

TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
95

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About the author (2000)

Sami M. Moubayed is a Political Analyst at the Arab Political Document Center at the American University of Beirut.

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