The State and the Political Economy of Reform in Syria

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Raymond Hinnebusch Søren Schmidt

Abstract

This volume explores the development of Syria's political economy under the Baath, particularly the role of the state in facilitating or obstructing economic development. Raymond Hinnebusch provides a brief overview of the literature and debates on the issue. His examination of Syria's political economy under populism (1963-2000) is followed by Søren Schmidt's analysis of the post-populist period since 2000.

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Debates on Syrian Political Economy Under the Baath—R. Hinnebusch
The Political Economy of Populist Authoritarianism—R. Hinnebusch
The Developmental Role of the State: Lessons from Syria—S. Schmidt.

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