The Houthi insurrection in Yemen. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Anouti, Hani
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T07:15:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-15T07:15:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-04-15
dc.date.submitted 2011-02-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/385
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 99-111). en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite growing academic interest in the subject, our current understanding of minorities’ issues in the Middle East is far from satisfactory. This thesis sheds light on the principal minority group in Yemen: namely the Zaydi minority, with a special focus on the Houthi tribe (whose members by and large subscribe to the Zaydi sect). It more specifically addresses the Houthi insurrection against the Yemeni state. The relationship between the Yemeni state and the Zaydis/Houthis will be examined in the context of the political, tribal, religious, cultural and economic milieu of Yemen. The conflict’s regional dimension will be also taken into account. The thesis will take the following factors into consideration: Yemen’s fragile political system, the unification of Southern and Northern Yemen in 1990 and the recent emergence of the al-Qaeda threat along with the concomitant mobilization of discontented elements in former Southern Yemen. Finally, the thesis explores the significance of socio-economic grievances as a contributing factor to the current insurgency by a section of the Zaydi population, namely the Houthis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Insurgency -- Yemen (Republic) en_US
dc.subject Zaydis -- Yemen (Republic) -- History en_US
dc.subject Religious minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Yemen (Republic) -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Political stability -- Yemen (Republic) en_US
dc.title The Houthi insurrection in Yemen. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Shedding light on the problem of minorities in the Middle East 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 200201059 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Imad Salameh
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 112 leaves; col. map; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.keywords Yemen en_US
dc.keywords Minority en_US
dc.keywords Houthi en_US
dc.keywords Zaydis en_US
dc.keywords Conflict en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.10 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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