Unraveling Hizbullah's institutional paradox. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Khoshian, Meghry
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T07:55:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T07:55:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-09-26
dc.date.submitted 2012-06-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1246
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 89-96). en_US
dc.description.abstract Scholarship addressing Hizbullah’s military and political aspects is vast. Yet, the literature is relatively limited when examining Hizbullah as a social service provider. This thesis looks at the party as a social and educational service provider and studies the party’s extensive networks and organizations that have improved the socio-economic status of the Shi‘as, but have also enhanced the party’s reputation and enabled it to have control over a substantial part of the Shi‘a community. Hizbullah’s practices have matched the neoliberal policies that the party always condemned, thus hindering the emergence of the “strong, capable and just” Lebanese state that the party calls for. Hizbullah provides vast social and educational services to enhance its resistance society and expand it. Social and educational institutions are therefore political tools to mobilize supporters and widen the party’s scope of influence. They establish political loyalty and strengthen the party’s ties with the Shi‘a community, especially when the party succeeds in presenting these services as part of the enhancement of the ‘resistance society’. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Hizballah (Lebanon) en_US
dc.subject Shi'ah -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Shi'ah -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Neoliberalism en_US
dc.title Unraveling Hizbullah's institutional paradox. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle state interventionist thought versus neo-liberal practices en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200402330 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Fawwaz Traboulsi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 97 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel Salloukh
dc.keywords Hizbullah en_US
dc.keywords Neoliberal Practices en_US
dc.keywords Social services en_US
dc.keywords Welfare Organizations en_US
dc.keywords Educational Institutions en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.15 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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