Abstract

Unlike the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings in 2011, the Syrian Revolution has endured for more than three years. The uprising burst from the “peripheries” of the regime into an organized national movement, clinging at the beginning to the ideal of a nonviolent, nonsectarian upheaval aiming at a democratic Syria. Yet, the dynamics of contention between the regime and social movements have been reshaped, leading to a return of violence with the risks of sectarian civil war looming.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 33-58
Launched on MUSE
2014-02-07
Open Access
No
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