Identity building. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author Abou Antoun, Cherine
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-26T05:43:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-26T05:43:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-26
dc.date.submitted 2010-08-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/908
dc.description Includes bibliographica references (leaves 97-102). en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research is to study Shiites' rise to power in Lebanon and ensuing evolution of their political identity in a constructivist perspective, assessing the contributions of material and normative structures to identity, and on the role of identity and interests in the rise to power of Shiites. Both primary and secondary sources were utilized to collect data on Shiite identity and rise to power. The primary sources consist of three in-depth interviews with intellectuals, researchers, academics and political figures who have researched the "Shiite issue" in Lebanon. The secondary sources consist of books, journal articles, manuscripts, speeches, documents and statements produced by Amal and Hezbollah. Three combined approaches are used in this study: analyzing the content, historical analysis and comparative analysis. The analysis of the content will occur through the study of the five key documents that would indicate the Shiite rise to power via the Taif agreement and the Doha agreement as well as the evolution of their political identity via the Founding Document of Harakat al Mahrumin, the 1985 Hezbollah Open Letter and the 2009 Hezbollah Political Manifesto. Through using a constructivist approach to analyze the Shiite rise to political power, the research comes to the conclusion that the formation of identity was a primordial driver in the Shiite ascension to the highest echelons of the Lebanese power ladder. Through two main political parties, the Shiite community developed a core identity that explains its vision of the Lebanese state, its role in decision-making process, its relationship with Syria and Iran, and its perception of Jihad against Israel. "Shiite identity" and the institutionalizationof this identity has facilitated Shiite advent to power. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Shi'ah -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Hizballah (Lebanon) en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 1975- en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Ethnic relations en_US
dc.title Identity building. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Insights into the rise of political Shiism in Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200203182 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte Ouaiss
dc.author.commembers Dr. Marwan Rowayheb
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: v, 102 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Walid Moubarak
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.47 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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