Abstract

Little information is available regarding contemporary relations between Bedouin tribes and the Syrian state apparatus. These ties are mainly expressed through relationships of patronage and clientism between tribal leaders and state operatives. The Bedouin tribes of Syria continue to function as groups tied in networks of real and fictive kinship; these bonds provide the tribal members with a solidarity and cohesiveness which the state has not been able to suppress despite decades of effort.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 29-49
Launched on MUSE
2010-01-23
Open Access
No
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