Middle East in Focus

Religion, National Identity, and Confessional Politics in Lebanon

The Challenge of Islamism

Authors: Rabil, R.

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Against a background of weak and contested  national identity and capricious interaction between religious affiliation and confessional politics, this book illustrates in detailed analysis this "comprehensive" project of Islamism according to its ideological and practical evolutionary change.

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ROBERT RABIL is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

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"Robert Rabil s Religion, National Identity and Confessional Politics in Lebanon: The Challenge of Islamism offers readers an extremely timely appraisal of Islamist movements in Lebanon.Relying on Arabic, French, and English sources as well as his own interviews with Lebanese elites, Rabil navigates the complex political history of Lebanon to form an unflinching, candid, and objective analysis of Lebanon s past, present, and future.The book will prove especially useful for anyone interested in understanding how and why Hezballah, the Shiite 'Party of God,' came to play such a determinative role in Lebanese politics.Rabil s work clearly explains why other Lebanese never managed to disarm Hezballah and place it under the authority of the Lebanese state.Instead of seeing itself disarmed, Hezballah managed to determine the fate of the whole Lebanese nation - bringing down governments, facilitating Syrian and Iranian penetration of the country, and sparking devastating Israeli attacks. Readers will also understand why Hezballah s role seems unlikely to wane any time soon, especially in light of the myriad divisions amongst those Lebanese opposing the movement." - David Romano, Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics, Missouri State University and author, The Kurdish Nationalist Movement (2006)

"Robert G. Rabil s Religion, National Identity, and Confessional Politics in Lebanon is the most comprehensive, up-to-date comparative book on Hezbollah and the Islamic Association. It includes new revelations and insightful, sharp analyses based on a thorough reading of primary sources and key documents, some of which are translated in full with adequate footnoting and commentary. Rabil offers invaluable background information on the modern history of Lebanon and the workings of its political system. The book is breathtaking, easy to read, brief, straight to the point, enlightening, and revealing to both academics and policy makers." - Joseph Alagha, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Rabil, Robert G.

    Pages 1-7

  • Greater Lebanon and the National Pact: The Elusiveness of National Identity

    Rabil, Robert G.

    Pages 9-16

  • The Confessional System Between Lebanonism and Pan-Arabism

    Rabil, Robert G.

    Pages 17-29

  • Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyah and Fathi Yakan: The Pioneer of Sunni Islamic Activism in Lebanon

    Rabil, Robert G.

    Pages 31-39

  • The Reassertion of Sectarianism and the Rise of Islamism

    Rabil, Robert G.

    Pages 41-58

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  • ISBN 978-1-349-29718-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, National Identity, and Confessional Politics in Lebanon
Book Subtitle
The Challenge of Islamism
Authors
Series Title
Middle East in Focus
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Robert G. Rabil
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33925-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230339255
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11654-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29718-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 213
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