by Foy, Roman-Oliver & Keilo, Jack

This article in French explores the relationship of state power and irrigation projects on the Euphrates in Syria through a reading of the political economic history of this specific region and including post uprising protests. Although mass protests swept across most of Syria since March 2011, the Euphrates Project lands, a set of large-scale hydro-agricultural developments, remained relatively peaceful with only a small number of registered protests against the Syrian Regime. The purpose of this article is two-fold: first it points to the difference observed between this region and others via a reading of demonstration patterns in Syria; and secondly it explores the political and economic history of this region in order to hypothesize on power relations between the central Baathist state and inhabitants of the project areas.

The full article in French can be found here.

Date: 2016-07-14


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