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Beyond the Arab SpringThe Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East$
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Mehran Kamrava

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199384419

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.001.0001

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The Fragmented State of the Syrian Opposition

The Fragmented State of the Syrian Opposition

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(p.397) 14 The Fragmented State of the Syrian Opposition
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Beyond the Arab Spring
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Bassam Haddad

Ella Wind

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.003.0015

This chapter provides a survey of the key events that have demonstrated the opposition’s difficulties in undertaking collective action since the beginning of the uprising in Syria. The regime, as well as certain factors in the Syrian political landscape, contributed to the political fragmentation of the opposition. The historical and structural factors that animated the rise and development of the Syrian opposition continue to set the stage for divisiveness within society as the uprising continues. The chapter identifies the four most important factors behind the fragmentation of and obstacles faced by the opposition: the geography of Syrian cities; a profoundly heterogeneous society; a polarized and still unfledged media environment; and a regional and international context in which many opposing and competing players are attempting to manipulate the uprising to their own benefit. This chapter also demonstrates the ways these factors have influenced key events in the uprising as well as relations within the opposition and between the opposition and outside actors.

Keywords:   Syria, Syrian opposition, political fragmentation

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