The Emergence of Right-Wing Populism in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Bassil, Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-22T08:22:39Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-22T08:22:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-12-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13737
dc.description.abstract This thesis provides a thorough analysis of populism as a strategic tool adopted by a majority-Christian Lebanese political party, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), to woo its constituents, with a particular focus on Lebanon’s 2018 parliamentary elections. After examining the literature on sectarianism, populism and the FPM, the study analyses the tweets of Member of Parliament, then president, Michel Aoun and Member of Parliament and current FPM leader Gebran Bassil between 2012 until 2020. The study draws comparisons between the populist rhetoric of the FPM leaders and the rhetoric of rightwing politicians in Europe and the USA (mainly former US president Donal J. Trump). The main contribution of the study lies in investigating an under-researched manifestation of populism, namely sectarian populism. The study contends that Lebanon, a deeply sectarian country, constituted a fertile ground for populism to infiltrate the political system, providing politicians and relatively new political movements, such as the FPM, with the means to challenge more traditional leaders and draw popular support mainly from a specific sectarian group. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Populism -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Free Patriotic Movement en_US
dc.subject Right and left (Political science) -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Emergence of Right-Wing Populism in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Study of the Free Patriotic Movement’s Discourse 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 201705217 en_US
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xi, 104 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Populism en_US
dc.keywords Right-wing populist en_US
dc.keywords FPM en_US
dc.keywords Anti-elitist rhetoric en_US
dc.keywords Sectarian populism en_US
dc.keywords Status quo en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 95-104) en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.188
dc.author.email charlotte.bassil@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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