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dc.contributor.author Salamey, Imad
dc.contributor.author Pearson, Frederic
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-21T06:24:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-21T06:24:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2016-05-06
dc.identifier.issn 0959-2318 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2172
dc.description.abstract This article examines the rising contention between a global foreign policy promoting liberal democracy in the Middle East and Islamist rejectionism. It provides a sociopolitical analysis of the phenomena of radical Islamist politics while focusing on the experience of Hezbollah in Lebanon. It associates the growth of Hezbollah, a political movement seen in various forms in several countries, with social class dynamics that have been antagonised by social inequality, opportunistic leadership, the importation of Western-ordered democracy and by perceived foreign intervention. By examining the root dynamic of Hezbollah in Lebanon, this article argues that poverty has provided the fertile ground for the growth of Islamic populism as a revolutionary movement and has represented a major reason for the rejection of democratisation and political reform. A global foreign policy that seeks to uproot extremism in favour of statebuilding and the advancement of democracy in the Middle East needs to be reoriented so as to help undermine class inequality and to strengthen governmentsponsored public services programmes for the underclass. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Hezbollah en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Proletarian Party with an Islamic Manifesto - A Sociopolitical Analysis of Islamist Populism in Lebanon and the Middle East en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603434
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Political Science/Int. Affairs en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Small Wars & Insurgencies en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 416-438 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592310701674358 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Salamey, I., & Pearson, F. (2007). Hezbollah: a proletarian party with an Islamic manifesto–a sociopolitical analysis of Islamist populism in Lebanon and the Middle East. Small Wars & Insurgencies, 18(3), 416-438. en_US
dc.author.email imad.salamey@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09592310701674358

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