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The Bedouin in contemporary Syria : the persistence of tribal authority and control

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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3751/64.1.12

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
Publisher:
Middle East Institute Publisher's website
Journal:
Middle East Journal Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-49
Publication date:
2010
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ISSN:
0026-3141
URN:
uuid:8f77b01f-e906-4d7b-b7ca-e59a29e072de
Source identifiers:
627
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daisy:627

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