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The changing borders and borderlands of Syria in a time of conflict

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This article aims at a better understanding of the changing nature of borders in warring Syria. Contrary to much media commentary, the Syrian uprising and the subsequent conflict have not been about territorial claims. In 2011, the borders of Syria were de facto pacified and, with the important exception of the border with Israel, were accepted as the legitimate boundaries of the Syrian state. This, however, does not contradict the fact that the unfolding of the Syrian uprising has had deep t...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/ia/iix113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Affairs Journal website
Volume:
93
Issue:
4
Pages:
809-827
Publication date:
2017-07-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-22
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EISSN:
1468-2346
ISSN:
0020-5850
Pubs id:
pubs:701847
URN:
uri:de06baf9-f894-4488-8409-3342a4e6e451
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uuid:de06baf9-f894-4488-8409-3342a4e6e451
Local pid:
pubs:701847

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