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Rethinking Hizballah

Author : Samer N. Abboud
ISBN : 9781317064183
Genre : Political Science
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International Relations scholarship posits that legitimacy, authority and violence are attributes of states. However, groups like Hizballah clearly challenge this framing of global politics through its continued ability to exercise violence in the regional arena. Surveying the different and sometimes conflicting interpretations of state-society relations in Lebanon, this book presents a lucid examination of the socio-political conditions that gave rise to the Lebanese movement Hizballah from 1982 until the present. Framing and analysing Hizballah through the perspective of the 'resistance society'; an articulation of identity politics that informs the violent and non-violent political strategies of the movement, Abboud and Muller demonstrate how Hizballah poses a challenge to the Lebanese state through its acquisition and exercise of private authority, and the implications this has for other Lebanese political actors. An essential insight into the complexities of the workings of Hizballah, this book broadens our understanding of how legitimacy, authority and violence can be acquired and exercised outside the structure of the sovereign nation-state. An invaluable resource for scholars working in the fields of Critical Comparative Politics and International Relations.
Category: Political Science

Hezbollah

Author : Adham Saouli
ISBN : 9781474419543
Genre : History
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Your guide to Scottish Parliament: how its powers allow it to make laws and hold the Scottish Government to account
Category: History

Rethinking Insurgency

Author : Steven Metz
ISBN : IND:30000139801371
Genre : Counterinsurgency
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The U.S. military and national security community lost interest in insurgency after the end of the Cold War when other defense issues such as multinational peacekeeping and transformation seemed more pressing. With the onset of the Global War on Terror in 2001 and the ensuing involvement of the U.S. military in counterinsurgency support in Iraq and Afghanistan, insurgency experienced renewed concern in both the defense and intelligence communities. The author argues that while exceptionally important, this relearning process focused on Cold War era nationalistic insurgencies rather than the complex conflicts which characterized the post-Cold War security environment. To be successful at counterinsurgency, he contends, the U.S. military and defense community must rethink insurgency, which has profound implications for American strategy and military doctrine.
Category: Counterinsurgency

Islamic Hindu And Christian Fundamentalism Compared

Author : Santosh C. Saha
ISBN : 0773467696
Genre : Religion
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These essays examine the extent of religious influence on governmental and public policies, covering recent issues and many countries. Contributors are highly-recognized scholars in religious, historical and political science disciplines.
Category: Religion

Rethinking

Author : Kenneth H. Williams
ISBN : 0160901758
Genre : History
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Includes 21 different contributors making up panels during this conference to present their essays of the United States dealings with the Middle East conflicts, leadership, dynamics, challenges, and approaches to U.S. foreign policy in this region.
Category: History

Rethinking Secularism

Author : Craig Calhoun
ISBN : 9780199911301
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called ''resurgence'' of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how ''the secular'' is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs.
Category: Social Science

Rethinking The Liberal Peace

Author : Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
ISBN : 9781136740473
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents a critical analysis of the liberal peace project and offers possible alternatives and models.
Category: Political Science

Rethinking Education For Social Cohesion

Author : M. Shuayb
ISBN : 9781137283900
Genre : Social Science
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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.
Category: Social Science

Rethinking The Law Of Armed Conflict In An Age Of Terrorism

Author : Christopher A. Ford
ISBN : 9780739166536
Genre : Law
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Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism, edited by Christopher Ford and Amichai Cohen, brings together a range of interdisciplinary experts to examine the problematic encounter between international law and challenges presented by conflicts between developed states and non-state actors, such as international terrorist groups. Through examinations of the counter-terrorist experiences of the United States, Israel, and Colombia coupled with legal and historical analyses of trends in international humanitarian law the authors place post-9/11 practice in the context of the international legal community s broader struggle over the substantive content of international rules constraining state behavior in irregular wars and explore trends in the development of these rules. From the beginning of international efforts to rewrite the laws of armed conflict in the 1970s, the legal rules to govern irregular conflicts of the state-on-nonstate variety have been contested terrain. Particularly in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, policymakers, lawyers, and scholars have debated the merits, relevance, and applicability of what are said to be competing war and law enforcement paradigms of legal constraint and even the degree to which international law can be said to apply to counter-terrorist conflicts at all. Ford & Cohen s volume puts such debates in historical and analytical context, and offers readers an insight into where the law has been headed in the fraught years since September 2001. The contributors provide the reader with differing perspectives upon these questions, but together their analyses make clear that law-governed restraint remains a cardinal value in counter-terrorist war, even as the law stands revealed as being much more contested and indeterminate than many accounts would have it. Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism provides an important conceptual framework through which to view the development of the law as the policy and legal communities move into the second decade of the global war on terrorism. "
Category: Law

Daily Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105217302772
Genre : Africa, North
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Category: Africa, North

Rethinking The Economics Of War

Author : Cynthia J. Arnson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114228278
Genre : Business & Economics
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This collection of essays questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and re-establishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. Countries studied include Lebanon, Angola, Colombia and Afghanistan.
Category: Business & Economics

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

Hezbollah The Story Of The Party Of God

Author : E. Azani
ISBN : 9780230116290
Genre : Political Science
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The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.
Category: Political Science

Rethinking Revolution

Author : Dan Connell
ISBN : UOM:39015054303493
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Rethinking Civilization

Author : Majid Tehranian
ISBN : 0415770696
Genre : Political Science
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Taking an historical perspective, and developing a model that explains how empires, resistance, and civilizations evolved alongside major technological breakthroughs, this book presents a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary analysis of the phenomenon of globalization.
Category: Political Science

Rethinking The Principles Of War

Author : Anthony Mc Ivor
ISBN : UOM:39015062888758
Genre : History
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This new work features the fresh thinking of thirty-one leading authors from a variety of military and national security disciplines. Following an introduction by Lt. Gen. James Dubik, Commander I Corps, U.S. Army, the anthology first considers the general question of whether there is a distinctly American way of war. The anthology is part of a larger Rethinking the Principles of War project, sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation and the U.S. Navy, to reexamine traditional and unorthodox approaches to the future of warfare. Diverse viewpoints, varying scope, and strong source references combine to make this compilation of essays a useful tool for students of war and general readers alike.
Category: History

Rethinking Refuge And Displacement

Author : Elżbieta M. Goździak
ISBN : PSU:000059308584
Genre : Afghans
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Articles on: detainment of Haitian refugees at the Guantanamo Naval Base; Somali integration and diasporic consciousness in Finland; Tibetan immigration to the United States; nationality and citizenship among Mexicans in the United States; environmentally forced migrants in rural Bangladesh; Operation Provide Refuge; Asylum Seekers' Centers in the Netherlands; forced migration and return of Kosovar Albanians; transnational research; anthropology and the representations of recent migrations from Afghanistan; anthropology of mobility; and gender and wartime migration in Mozambique.
Category: Afghans

Rethinking Coordination Of Services To Refugees In Urban Areas

Author : Shelly Culbertson
ISBN : 9780833094476
Genre : History
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This study analyzes coordination of international and national entities managing the Syrian refugee response in urban areas in Jordan and Lebanon and provides recommendations on improving coordination strategies and practices. It presents a new framework for planning, evaluating, and managing refugee crises in urban settings, both in the Syrian refugee crisis as well as other such situations going forward.
Category: History