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The Muslim brotherhood in Syria

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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Dara Conduit
Having played a role in every iteration of Syrian politics since the country gained independence in 1946, the Muslim Brotherhood were the most prominent opposition group in Syria on the eve of the 2011 uprising. But when unrest broke out in March 2011, few Brotherhood flags and slogans were to be found within the burgeoning protest movement. Drawing on extensive primary research including interviews with Brotherhood members, Dara Conduit looks to the group's history to understand why it failed to capitalise on this advantage as the conflict unfolded, addressing significant gaps in accounts of the group's past to assess whether its reputation for violence and dogmatism is justified. In doing so, Conduit reveals a party that was neither as violent nor as undemocratic as expected, but whose potential to stage a long-awaited comeback was hampered by the shadow of its own history.

An overdue examination of the Syrian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood
Draws on extensive primary research including interviews with members of the Brotherhood
Methodically covers significant gaps in the knowledge about the group's history to inform present-day understanding of its role in the 2011 Syrian Uprising.

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Pagination

1 - 300

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Place of publication

London, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781108499774

ISBN-10

1108499775

Language

eng

Publication classification

A1 Books - authored - research

Number of chapters

8

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