your reading for sunday is below. you only have to present the four chapters by Heydemann. I will discuss Ayubi, and we will leave reading #4 (which i took out of the list below) until Friday.
feel free to use the comments section below to discuss anything, including claiming chapters to present. we agreed that we will have a discussion instead of presentations on Sunday
see you soon.
Week 4: Post-Colonial Development and State Formation in Syria
1. Nazih Ayubi, “The Middle East and the State Debate: A Conceptual Framework,” in Overstating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East (London: I. B. Tauris, 1995), pp. 1-24. [PDF]
2. Developmental Chart (1940s to 2012). [PDF]
3. Steven Heydemann, Authoritarianism in Syria: Institutions and Social Conflict (1946-970), [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] (Read Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4. Note that the hyperlinked numbers above do not correspond to chapters, but to 5 parts of the book. Search for chapters within).