Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher is a Swiss-Syrian socialist activist, academic and founder of the blog Syria Freedom Forever. He is part of the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project at the European University Institute, Florence (Italy). He is the author of "Hezbollah: Political Economy of the Party of God" (Pluto Press, 2016) and "Syria after the Uprisings, the Political Economy of State Resilience" (Pluto Press and Haymarket, 2019).

Public-Private Partnerships as a tool for privatization and reinforcement of clientelist networks

11 November 2019
Syria's reconstruction can often seem like a distant prospect. Here, Joseph Daher assesses how the Syrian government is doubling-down on its pre-war neoliberal policies in the hope of driving forward...
Popular Oral Culture and Sectarianism, a Materialist Analysis

31 October 2018
Joseph Daher offers a materialist perspective after reviewing the contributions to SyriaUntold's special series on Oral Culture and Identity in Syria.
Secularists, Secularism and the Syrian Uprising (Part 2/2)

21 August 2018
Syrian secularists are under attack online and on the ground. Joseph Daher takes a critical look at recent efforts to discredit the contribution of Syrian secularists to the 2011 revolution...
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