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Global gentrificationsUneven development and displacement$
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Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, and Ernesto López-Morales

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447313472

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.001.0001

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When authoritarianism embraces gentrification – the case of Old Damascus, Syria

When authoritarianism embraces gentrification – the case of Old Damascus, Syria

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(p.395) Twenty When authoritarianism embraces gentrification – the case of Old Damascus, Syria
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Global gentrifications
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Yannick Sudermann

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0020

This chapter demonstrates the relationship between Syrian middle-class professionals, regime cronies and their changing consumer preferences, and the process of gentrification. It argues that the production of gentrification in the Syrian capital of Damascus followed the logics of the market but also depended on an authoritarian state that used gentrification in order to secure its power at the local scale.

Keywords:   Damascus, Syria, conflict, authoritarian state, regime cronies

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