Non-State Actors in Middle East Politics

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dc.contributor.author Ibhais, Hasan
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-05T11:28:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-05T11:28:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-12-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13431
dc.description.abstract The role of non-state actors (NSAs) in international relations has gained increased attention over the course of the past decade. This is especially so in the Middle East where armed non-state actors proliferated. This thesis pursues a better understanding of the factors that contributed to the rise and resilience of such non-state actors through a comparative analysis of two of the longest standing armed non-state actors in the region: Hezbollah and Hamas. The thesis examines how internal and contextual factors, as well as alliance choices, have impacted the ability of these armed NSAs to mobilize resources to grow and maintain an active role in Middle East geopolitics. It argues that the failure of existing state structures to respond to a perceived external threat (the independent variable), or lack thereof, was the most essential element giving way to the emergence and growth of both armed NSAs. Moreover, the two NSAs’ degree of success in mobilizing necessary popular and material resources while evading the constrains of the state-centric system (the intervening variable) determined their ability to continue to perform an external defense/deterrence function (the dependent variable). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Non-state actors (International relations) -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Hamas en_US
dc.subject Hizballah (Lebanon) en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Islamic fundamentalism -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Non-State Actors in Middle East Politics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Hezbollah and Hamas as a Comparative Study en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200203057 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Karam, Jeffrey
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 80 leaves): ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Salloukh, Bassel
dc.keywords Non-state actors en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Islamists en_US
dc.keywords liberation movements en_US
dc.keywords Hezbollah en_US
dc.keywords Hamas en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf [74]-80. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.350
dc.author.email hasan.ibhais@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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