Hezbollah

Author : Augustus Richard Norton
ISBN : 9781400851447
Genre : History
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With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi‘i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. Policymakers in the United States and Israel usually denounce it as a dangerous terrorist group and refuse to engage with it, yet even its adversaries need to contend with its durability and resilient popular support. Although Hezbollah’s popularity has declined in many quarters of the Arab world, the Shi‘i group—a hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider—remains the most powerful player in Lebanon. Augustus Richard Norton’s Hezbollah stands as the most lucid, informed, and balanced analysis of the group yet written. This edition, with a new prologue and expanded afterword, analyzes recent momentous events—including Hezbollah’s political performance in Lebanon, inconsistent responses to the Arab Spring, and recent military support of the al-Asad regime in Syria. Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.
Category: History

Hezbollah Islamist Politics And International Society

Author : Filippo Dionigi
ISBN : 9781137403025
Genre : Political Science
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How do the norms of the liberal international order affect the activity of Islamist movements? This book analyzes and assesses the extent to which Islamist groups, which have traditionally attempted to shield their communities from “alien” moral conceptions, have been affected by the rules and principles that regulate international society. Through an analysis of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Filippo Dionigi concludes that international norms are among the most significant factors changing Islamist politics. The result is a precarious but innovative equilibrium in which Islamists are forced to rethink idea of an allegedly “authentic” Islamic morality and the legitimacy of international norms.
Category: Political Science

Einsatz F R Den Frieden

Author : Josef Braml
ISBN : 9783486713374
Genre : History
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Warum sind deutsche Soldaten am Hindukusch? Was gehen uns prekäre Staaten wie Afghanistan und Pakistan an? Wie sieht die Lage vor Ort aus und wie versuchen führende Industrienationen und supranationale Organisationen stabilisierend einzuwirken? Mit diesen Fragen setzt sich das aktuelle Jahrbuch Internationale Politik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) auseinander. Das Standardwerk der internationalen Politik mit über 50 Einzelbeiträgen bietet systematisch-vergleichende Analysen mit konkreten Handlungsempfehlungen. Zu den Autorinnen und Autoren gehören renommierte deutsche Experten sowie Vertreter der operativen Politik in federführenden Bundesministerien und im Bundestag.
Category: History

The Penguin Dictionary Of Islam

Author : Azim Nanji
ISBN : 9780141920863
Genre : Religion
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Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.
Category: Religion

Iranian And Hezbollah Hybrid Warfare Activities

Author : Dave Dilegge
ISBN : 9781532008672
Genre : Political Science
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This anthology covers Small Wars Journal writings on Iranian and Hezbollah hybrid warfare activities around the world. Writings date from 2007 to 2015, including coverage on the nuclear deal, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) and Qods Force global movements, and Hezbollah’s expanding influence as Iran’s proxy. This anthology is meant to support the U.S. security debate on a post-nuclear deal Iran and an increasing Hezbollah presence in Middle East affairs as well as Latin America. This volume is composed of sixty chapters divided into four sections on Iran’s military capabilities and nuclear ambitions, Hezbollah’s global operations, Iranian and Hezbollah influence in Middle Eastern security affairs and their activities in Latin America. Also included is a foreword by Jason Rivera, an afterword by Dr. Luis Fleischman, a postscript by Dr. John P. Sullivan, an acronym listing, chapter notes, suggested readings following each section, and short biographies of the fifty-three contributors showcased in this work.
Category: Political Science

Routledge Handbook Of Political Islam

Author : Shahram Akbarzadeh
ISBN : 9781136577239
Genre : Political Science
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The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise of some of the top scholars in the world, it examines the main issues surrounding political Islam across the world, from aspects of Muslim integration in the West to questions of political legitimacy in the Muslim world. Bringing together an international team of renowned and respected experts on the topic, the chapters in the book present a critical account of: theoretical foundations of political Islam, historical background, geographical spread of Islamist movements, political strategies adopted by Islamist groups, terrorism, attitudes towards democracy, relations between Muslims and the West in the international sphere, challenges of integration, and gender relations. Presenting readers with the diversity of views on political Islam in a nuanced and dispassionate manner, this handbook is an essential addition to the existing literature on Islam and politics. It will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines, including political science, Islamic studies, sociology and history.
Category: Political Science

Boko Haram

Author : Alexander Thurston
ISBN : 9781400888481
Genre : Political Science
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A comprehensive history of one of the world's deadliest jihadist groups Boko Haram is one of the world’s deadliest jihadist groups. It has killed more than twenty thousand people and displaced more than two million in a campaign of terror that began in Nigeria but has since spread to Chad, Niger, and Cameroon as well. This is the first book to tell the full story of this West African affiliate of the Islamic State, from its beginnings in the early 2000s to its most infamous violence, including the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls. Drawing on sources in Arabic and Hausa, rare documents, propaganda videos, press reports, and interviews with experts in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, Alexander Thurston sheds new light on Boko Haram’s development. He shows that the group, far from being a simple or static terrorist organization, has evolved in its worldview and ideology in reaction to events. Chief among these has been Boko Haram’s escalating war with the Nigerian state and civilian vigilantes. The book closely examines both the behavior and beliefs that are the keys to understanding Boko Haram. Putting the group’s violence in the context of the complex religious and political environment of Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the book examines how Boko Haram relates to states, politicians, Salafis, Sufis, Muslim civilians, and Christians. It also probes Boko Haram’s international connections, including its loose former ties to al-Qaida and its 2015 pledge of allegiance to ISIS. An in-depth account of a group that is menacing Africa’s most populous and richest country, the book also illuminates the dynamics of civil war in Africa and jihadist movements in other parts of the world.
Category: Political Science

Sociology And Anthropology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199804257
Genre : Social Science
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Category: Social Science

Staat Und Regime Im Orient Und In Afrika

Author : Jürgen Hartmann
ISBN : 9783531928326
Genre : Political Science
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Die Weltregionen Vorderer Orient und Afrika stehen im Zeichen autoritärer Herrschaft, Afrika darüber hinaus vielerorts im Zeichen eines drohenden oder längst eingetretenen Staatszerfalls. In diesem Buch werden die Grundlagen der orientalischen und der afrikanischen Politik in der vorkolonialen und kolonialen Vergangenheit erörtert, ferner der religiöse Zuschnitt dieser Regionen, politische Rollenmodelle, Klassenstrukturen und ethnische Konfliktlinien. An diese Regionenporträts schließen sich Länderstudien an: Das Augenmerk gilt hier der Art des Regimes und der Reichweite staatlicher Autorität. Unter den zwölf orientalischen Ländern des arabisch-islamischen und des nordafrikanischen Raumes werden auch der Iran und die Türkei berücksichtigt.
Category: Political Science

Muslim Nationalism And The New Turks

Author : Jenny Barbara White
ISBN : 9780691155180
Genre : Political Science
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Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. This book reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or cautionary tale. Jenny White shows how Turkey's Muslim elites have mounted a powerful political and economic challenge to the country's secularists, developing an alternative definition of the nation based on a nostalgic revival of Turkey's Ottoman past. These Muslim nationalists have pushed aside the Republican ideal of a nation defined by purity of blood, language, and culture. They see no contradiction in pious Muslims running a secular state, and increasingly express their Muslim identity through participation in economic networks and a lifestyle of Islamic fashion and leisure. For many younger Turks, religious and national identities, like commodities, have become objects of choice and forms of personal expression. This provocative book traces how Muslim nationalists blur the line between the secular and the Islamic, supporting globalization and political liberalism, yet remaining mired in authoritarianism, intolerance, and cultural norms hostile to minorities and women.
Category: Political Science