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SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Imperialism with Reference to Syria

Authors: Kadri, Ali

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  • The first book to explore the meaning of imperialism in the Syrian context
  • Discusses key factors and players that contribute to the modern imperialist war, together with the historical context
  • Offers a valuable addition to the ongoing debate on the Syrian crisis through the lens of imperialism, modern warfare, and geopolitics
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This extended essay investigates the meaning of imperialism in Syria, providing a valuable addition to the ongoing debate on the Syrian crisis through the lens of imperialism, modern warfare, and geopolitics. It offers a detailed analysis of how the Syrian war has been the product of imperialist ambitions. The author begins by situating the Syrian conflict in the regional historical continuum, positing that the modern imperialist war visited upon Syria is both a production domain intrinsic to capital, and an application of the law of value assuming a highly destructive form. Such processes, particularly the measure of war as a component of accumulation by waste and militarism, are peculiar to the imperialism of the United States, which the author argues is the sole imperialist power at play in Syria, and globally. With so many international forces vying with one another in this country, and some prominent Western scholars equally ascribing imperialism to the US, Russia and China, defining “who the imperialist is” can help to clear some of the fog in the war of positions, as a misplaced or ideologically motivated assessment can provide the wrong party with a justification for prolonging the war. This book will be of interest to academics in the social sciences and Middle Eastern studies, but will also appeal to all readers with an interest in patterns of global development, postcolonialism and neoliberal imperialism. 

About the authors

Dr Ali Kadri teaches at the National University of Singapore and is visiting fellow at the LSE Centre for Human Rights – Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy. Prior to his present position, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of International Development, London School of Economics and the principal author of several United Nations reports addressing the right to development in Western Asia.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3528-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3527-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imperialism with Reference to Syria
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3528-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3528-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3527-3
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 115
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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