Abouzeid, Rania. “Scenes From A Revolution.” Time 178.8 (2011): 40-43. Academic Search Premier. Web. 3 Apr. 2012.
Rania Abouzeid is a reporter for TIME magazine who is based in Lebanon. Most of her research is spent on the happenings in the Middle East such as her lengthy reteach on the Arab Spring. “Scenes From A Revolution” is a very descriptive account of a particular demonstration in Syria. This article focuses on creating a relationship between available statistics and personal accounts gathered by Middle Eastern citizens living through the revolution. This article does not focus on vague ideals; rather, it focuses on specifics, enticing those who are educated on the subject of the Syrian Revolution. It allowed me to approach this area of research on a more personal account. Baker, Aryn, Lebanon Buqaya, and Rami Aysha. “Deepening Divide.” Time 177.24 (2011): 24. TOPICsearch. Web 3 Apr. 2012.
Aryn Baker is the Middle East Bureau chief for TIME Magazine. She covers politics, society, religion and Arab Uprisings across the region. She also covers news in both Pakistan and Afghanistan for which her work earned her the title of Bureau Chief in 2006. This article addresses possible effects of the Syrian Regime. This piece discusses the Assad Regime in great detail. The setting of this article was based in the once serene town of Aarida. Baker magnifies the heartache of the women in this city as they fight Syrian Security for attacking their husbands and sons while protesting. She then steps back from modern day Arab riots in Syria and takes a glance into the future. Baker discusses the possibilities of what could happen if the Syrian government was to shatter. This article was very helpful because it offered detailed accounts of riots in the modern scope but then also provided analysis for a broader scope. Bell, Curtis. “Buying Support And Buying Time: The Effect of Regime Consolidation On Public Goods Provision.” International Studies Quarterly 55.3 (2011): 625-646. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Apr. 2012.
This paper by Curtis Bell is a revisionary copy of on presented at the 2010 conference of the International Studies Association in New Orleans. Bell is a University of Colorado graduate; he reviewed this piece in September of 2011. This marked his first publication of a journal for the Academic Search Premiere. This journal was very helpful as well as lengthy and detailed. It offered plenty of factual research in a myriad of different ways. This articles main focus was to create a relationship between the tendencies of Regime Leaders and the production of public goods. Baker attacks the fundamentals of how a leader in office must maintain his position of power. He believes power is credited “to how regime consolidations changes leaders’ incentives to provide public good.” This journal is not too complex, for it spends ample time discussing logic of basic terms. Baker also uses many different types of research as his basis of support such as his educated hypothesis’, factual statistics, comparing of results, and an analysis of data. All of this information proved this article to be of great merit. Ezrow, Natasha M., and Erica Frantz. “State Institutions And The Survival Of Dictatorships.” Journal Of International Affairs 65.1 (2011): 1-13. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Apr. 2012.
Dr. Natasha Ezrow teaches at the University of Essex. Ezrow teaches in the Department of Government as the director BA of International Development. She received her BA at UC Irvine and her PhD at UC Santa Barbara. Ezrow’s most frequent topics of studies are with International Relations, comparative politics, and Middle East politics. Erica Frantz is the Assistant professor in Political Science at Bridgewater State University and is also a former political analyst at IPS, a non-profit multidisciplinary research institute in Washington D.C. Frantz received her PhD from UCLA in 2008 and...