Popular Mobilization in Syria: Opportunity and Threat, and the Social Networks of the Early Risers

@article{Leenders2012PopularMI,
  title={Popular Mobilization in Syria: Opportunity and Threat, and the Social Networks of the Early Risers},
  author={R. Leenders and Steven Heydemann},
  journal={Mediterranean Politics},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={139 - 159}
}
This paper explores the dynamics and underlying conditions of the first few months of the uprising in Syria, from mid-March 2011 until the summer of that year. Together with the contributions from Dalmasso and Kandil, it exploits the opportunity created by the Arab uprisings to shed new light on patterns of social mobilization and collective action that research programmes focusing on authoritarian resilience had tended to overlook. Specifically, it presents an analysis that critically and… Expand
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