Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God: From Revolution to Institutionalization

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November 2008



The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.


Preface Social Protest Movements: Theoretical Framework Development of Social Movements in Muslim society; the Phenomenon and its Characteristics The Shiite Community in Lebanon, and the Background for Hezbollah's Emergence Expansion and Institutionalization of the Movement: Constraints and Adaptation Political Institutionalization and Public Discourse: Adaptation and Legitimization Hezbollah as a Player in the Lebanese Political Arena: Mutual Influences Hezbollah as a Regional Player Hezbollah as a Player in the International Arena Hezbollah between the IDF's Withdrawal from Lebanon on May 2000 and the Second Lebanon War, July 2006 Summary and Conclusions


Eitan Azani


"This is a thorough study of Hezbollah. . . . The book is a valuable contribution to the study of Lebanese and Middle Eastern politics and Islamist and other liberation movement. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and upper-division undergraduate students through research faculty." - Choice "A solid, descriptive analysis of Hizballah" - Journal of Palestine Studies "A detailed study by a true scholar-practitioner, Hezbollah from Revolution to Pragmatism should be required reading for anyone interested in really understanding this complex political, social and militant organization." - Dr. Matthew Levitt, Director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis. "Terrorism experts and security agencies in the US and around the world agree that Lebanese Hezbollah is one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world. Hezbollah enjoy extensive Iranian financial and military support which paves the way for its terror and psychological campaigns. This book is by far the best book published for many years on Hezbollah. The author's unique point of view which combines scholarly approaches with extensive field experience helps to comprehend the complex and dynamic relationship of the Hezbollah-Iran-Lebanon triangle. The book is a must read for decision makers, scholars, students and anyone who is interested in the nature of modern terrorism." - Dr. Boaz Ganor, Koret Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University
EAN: 9780230605886
ISBN: 0230605885
Untertitel: From Revolution to Institutionalization. 'Middle East in Focus'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2008
Seitenanzahl: 293 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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