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The growth of Sunni subgroup, extremist actors in Lebanon 2011-2014. (c2016)

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dc.contributor.author Nelson, Geoffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-09T07:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-09T07:15:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2016-05-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4903
dc.description.abstract At the onset of the Syrian civil conflict in early 2011, the Republic of Lebanon Found itself again in a precarious position. Two actors have risen to importance, The Abdullah Azzam Brigades (AAB) and Sheikh Ahmed Assir and followers (SAAF), with multiple acts considered by some to be terrorism. Drawing on Terrorism research and adapting a methodological framework from within Conflict escalation theory, this thesis looks at what historical preconditions and Contemporary precipitants may have contributed to an advent of Sunni subgroup, extremist actor violence in Lebanon. Is it helpful or possible to categorize either of these actors as terrorist groups and the events that followed as terrorism? This thesis argues AAB could be considered a terrorist actor having co-opted terrorism as a tactic while SAAF should not be considered a terrorist actor having used tactics that cannot be conclusively categorized as terrorism. This thesis approximates some historical mid-term and more immediate Contextual factors that may have contributed to an enabling context for the Increase and escalation of tactics into violence and terrorism where applicable. In end, it provides the basis for a future research agenda. This would include an Adapted model of conflict escalation fit for terrorist mobilizations in pursuit of Further consensus on independent variables of terrorist outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Islamic fundamentalism -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Terrorism -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Sunnites -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject 'Azzām, ʻAbd Allāh en_US
dc.subject Assir, Ahmed en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title The growth of Sunni subgroup, extremist actors in Lebanon 2011-2014. (c2016) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle a terrorism case study en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201200722 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: ix, 138 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Ouaiss, Makram
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Political Violence en_US
dc.keywords Conflict Escalation en_US
dc.keywords Terrorist en_US
dc.keywords Terrorism en_US
dc.keywords Abdullah Azzam Brigades en_US
dc.keywords Sheikh Ahmed Assir en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 107-126. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2016.29
dc.author.email geoffrey.nelson@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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