Salafi Jihadism in post-2005 Lebanon. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Al Hassan, Farah
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-29T11:10:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-29T11:10:10Z
dc.date.copyright 8/27/2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-01-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2980
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the thesis is to prove that the sectarian division in Lebanon is a factor that facilitates the emergence and survival of Salafi Jihadi groups in the country. It shows how the sectarian division, be it on the political or social level, is leading to a malfunctioning political system on the internal level and eventually a weak position in the region, thus making Lebanon more susceptible to Jihadi Islamist groups. The sect-based consociational system of Lebanon makes some sects feel disadvantaged compared to others, thus pushing those subgroups to seek the help of the more radical ideologies. The shared identities across borders import into Lebanon regional and international disputes including sectarian rivalries, which may encourage Salafi Jihadism in the country. Moreover, both the internal deficiency and the external weakness produce deadlock and weak deterrence, making governmental reactions towards extremist activities either slow or not entirely effective. The link that exists between sectarian division, its outcomes and Salafi Jihadism forms a pattern that can similarly be used to look into the increase in sectarian tension in Lebanon since 2005 and the ascendancy of Salafi Jihadism ever since the civil war in Syria began in 2011. Once the uprisings in Syria turned violent, the sectarian division in Lebanon intensified and the country witnessed a rise of Salafi Jihadism. However, the extent to which Jihadism can grow within Lebanon remains limited due to social and political characteristics that distinguish the system. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Salafiyah -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Communalism -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Social conflict -- Religious aspects -- Islam en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Salafi Jihadism in post-2005 Lebanon. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle causes and consequences en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200900842 en_US
dc.author.commembers Ouaiss, Makram
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: vii, 125 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Moubarak, Walid
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Sectarian division en_US
dc.keywords Salafi Jihadism en_US
dc.keywords Consociationalism en_US
dc.keywords Sectarian identity en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 114-125. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.35 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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