How have recent economic reforms affected Syria's agricultural sector? Addressing this question, the authors give particular attention to the implications of the reforms for rural society. Contents: Foreword--R. Hinnebusch; The Ba'th's Rural Revolution--R. Hinnebusch; Syria's Agricultural Sector: Situation, Role, Challenges, and Prospects--A. El Hindi; Syrian Agriculture Between Reality and Potential--M. Khaddam; Agrarian Counter Reform in Syria--M. Ababsa
Raymond Hinnebusch is professor of international relations and Middle East politics at the University of St Andrews. Atieh El Hindi is director of Syria's National Agricultural Policy Center. Munzer Khaddam is professor of agricultural economics at Tishreen University. Myriam Ababsa is research fellow and social geographer at the French Institute for the Near East.