Syria: Neither Bread Nor Freedom

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Zed Books, Sep 6, 2003 - History - 206 pages
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Based on the testimony of key players, Syria: Neither Bread nor Freedom recounts the drama of the "Damascus Spring" and its repression, and reveals what happens in a state like Syria to the institutions that occupy the political space between government and governed. From political parties to parliament; from the media to the judicial system and universities, the official veil of rhetoric and propaganda is lifted to reveal a system so demoralized and corrupted that power is wielded for no purpose but power itself; a system which, as Bashar al-Assad himself is discovering, is virtually incapable of reform.
 

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woah! Really informative! Very shocking as well, had no idea that these events were taking place in syria

Contents

The Rise of the Civil Society Movement
30
The Suppression of the Civil Society
47
The Baath Party
64
Parliament
82
The Legal System
101
The Media
121
Education
140
Whither Syria?
156
The Statement of 99
178
Towards a National Social Contract in Syria
189
Index
196
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About the author (2003)

Alan George is a freelance journalist and researcher, contributing to a wide range of UK and international publications including The Observer, The Independent and The Guardian, and commentating on Middle Eastern affairs for radio and television.

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