This 22-page paper provides a detailed account of the relationship between the city of Damascus and its north-eastern outskirts, over which the capital was unable to effectively impose its will due to a lack of sustainable policies. The paper addresses the role of the city and the evolution of urban dynamics throughout the war. Then, it goes into detail on how Damascus reshaped its relationship with its periphery in the post-conflict era.
Title: On the Edge of the Capital: Social Engineering in North-Eastern Damascus
Author: Mazen Ezzi
Published by: European University Institute
Date: November 5, 2021