Casting the other as an existential threat

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dc.contributor.author Fakhoury, Tamirace
dc.contributor.author Darwich, May
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-06T10:14:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-06T10:14:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-08-06
dc.identifier.issn 2043-7897 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8279
dc.description.abstract With the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, the Sunni–Shiite divide came back to the fore in regional politics. In this context, sectarian identities have now acquired a security dimension, as actors have started framing each other as existential threats. This article aims to examine the process by which sectarian identities become security issues and sources of conflict. We claim that primordial and instrumentalist and rationalist approaches to identity cannot capture the complexities of sectarianism in Middle East international relations. Instead, we draw on securitisation theory to examine the speech acts and narratives leading to the construction of sectarianism as a security issue in the Middle East. We examine Hezbollah’s and Saudi Arabia’s speech acts towards the Syria crisis as revelatory cases in the securitisation of the Sunni–Shiite divide in the post-2011 order. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Casting the other as an existential threat en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the securitisation of sectarianism in the international relations of the Syria crisis en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199201310 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Global Discourse en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 712-732 en_US
dc.keywords Sectarianism en_US
dc.keywords Securitisation en_US
dc.keywords Identity en_US
dc.keywords Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.keywords Hezbollah en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2016.1259231 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Darwich, M., & Fakhoury, T. (2016). Casting the Other as an existential threat: The securitisation of sectarianism in the international relations of the Syria crisis. Global Discourse, 6(4), 712-732. en_US
dc.author.email tamirace.fakhoury@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23269995.2016.1259231 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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