I'm pleased to announce the publication of my new book:
Daniel Neep, Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space, and State Formation (Cambridge University Press, 2012). http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6817923/?site_locale=en_US
The publisher's description and table of contents are below. You can also read the introduction at http://cbrl.academia.edu/DanielNeep/Books/1604471/Occupying_Syria_under_the_French_Mandate_Insurgency_Space_and_State_Formation 
Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space, and State Formation
What role does military force play during a colonial occupation? The answer seems obvious: coercion crushes local resistance, quashes political dissent, and consolidates the dominance of the occupying power. However, as this discerning and theoretically rigorous study suggests, violence can have much more ambiguous consequences.
Set in Syria during the French Mandate from 1920 to 1946, the book explores a turbulent period in which conflict between armed Syrian insurgents ...read more