Ideological and organisational changes among Syrian public intellectuals post-2011: Towards the form and nature of good governance
Achieving a political system of good governance is a general goal sought in any society between the political and the public, especially for public intellectuals. However, the historical relationship of these Syrians was not clear and definitive in this direction. If this is understood by the intellectuals of power, several ideological and organizational changes have passed through the opposition among them, which made them move from the scene of revolutionary activity to establish a state of justice and freedom to the fields of competition, conflict and dispersion over the appropriate political system for the future Syria. We tried to develop a theoretical framework commensurate with the complexity of the Syrian scene, using literary references close to the Syrian environment. In order to evaluate this framework and give it an interactive context, we conducted interviews with 13 opposition public intellectuals out of 26 invitations, who were selected according to specific and valuable criteria, with a complete failure to hold any interview with intellectuals close to the Syrian regime. Seven main topics of qualitative concepts were created, related to the development of the relationship between intellectuals and the political system, the ideological and organizational changes that intellectuals went through after 2011, and the national priorities that could bring together Syrians to build and deal with the outcomes of the war, and the reasons for restoring the effective role of intellectuals to deal with those outcomes. Moving Syria to a country of long-term peace, and what must be focused on in the form and nature of good governance necessary for that. The research has phases, including a self-assessment of the experiences of an important group of opposition Syrian public intellectuals, but it includes an initial effort to give the analysis of those experiences flexibility that allows forming an objective picture of the Syrian situation and its possible re-crystallization in the future. Thus, Syrian politicians or those interested in the Syrian cause, as well as researchers, can track the contents of this research and learn what they see as valuable in supporting their decisions and research. It may provide potential opportunities for applicable institutional ideas or develop partisan political plans that give additional options to the Syrian society.