The Syrian Arab Republic: Introductory Note
Rainer GroteEdited By: Max Planck Institute
© 2007 Oxford University Press
Dr. Rainer Grote Senior Research Fellow Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law The 1973 Constitution has become a hallmark of political and constitutional stability in Syria, ending a turbulent period of frequent regime change in the first two decades following independence from French rule. Syria had been a center of Arab nationalism since World War I. The last period of Ottoman rule saw a renewed interest in the study of Arab history, literature and language among Syrian intellectuals and the proliferation of political groups...