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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (4): 510–525.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Fouad Jabir Kadhem al-Zurfi The Arab world today is encountering a destructive resurgence of sectarianism, which, up to a few years ago, had been confined to books and rhetorical debates. In the first half of the 20th century, Iraqi sociologist Ali Al-Wardi pioneered the critique of sectarianism in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (4): 497–512.
Published: 01 October 2012
... fragmented sectarian groups, and has instigated a polarizing struggle over nationhood. Fearing the degradation of their power to a majoritarian order, sectarian leaders have resorted to various mobilization strategies to obstruct the emergence of a unifying national identity and democratic state...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 565–576.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Omar Abdel-Razek; Miriam Puttick The question of majorities and minorities has dominated the Iraqi political scene since the American-led invasion of 2003. As an occupying power, the US enshrined sectarianism in post-Saddam Iraq through divisive policies and structures that continue to pervade the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (3): 365–382.
Published: 01 July 2016
... their relations with the state and their relations among themselves? This research seeks to answer the following questions: How is it that religious and sectarian tolerance came to predominate in Tatarstan but regressed in Chechnya and Dagestan? Why have relations between Sufis and Salafists been...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2018
... school (madhhab/madhāhib) to counter sectarian conflicts and violence. This essay is built on a targeted literature search and is not a comprehensive review of the growing literature generated by distinguished thinkers on various aspects of Arab Islamic identity. Figure 2. The role of Islam in the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 187–206.
Published: 01 April 2017
... do so without risking an explosion of the Lebanese security situation. Sectarianism, in the sense of opposition to Hezbollah and the Lebanese Shia, is the main driver of radicalization for Lebanese Sunnis. CONTACT Tine Gade gade.tine@gmail.com © 2017 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 493–510.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., Turkey and Iran. This foreign interference, increasing terrorism and the rise of sectarian and ethnic divisions now threaten the integrity of the Arab system as well as the Arab identity. The Arab system and the Arab League are failing to tackle these threats effectively and the League has made decisions...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2016
... outcome of the US occupation of the country was the instigation of sectarian and ethnical differences, as well as the prolonged and continuing struggle between the centre and the peripheries. More harmful was the embodiment of all these negative and divisive phenomena into the permanent constitution of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 53–80.
Published: 02 June 2019
... Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Email: sh41@aub.edu.lb Friday sermons sectarianism Lebanon preachers Shia Sunni REFERENCES Al-Qaradawi, Yousef . 1978 . Thaqafat Al-Da’iya [The Preacher’s Knowledge] . Cairo : Wahbeh Library . Antoun, Richard T...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (4): 469–487.
Published: 01 October 2015
... incorporate the Syrians into some areas of Turkish society (the job market, healthcare, citizenship, the housing market, social prominence and marriage relationships). It is argued that the JDP's policy towards the Syrians is based on ideological–sectarian reasons. It also contends that Turkey has struggled...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 123–131.
Published: 28 August 2020
... explores how the most important dynamic changes that have occurred in the definition of identity are represented by the reorganization of a system of priorities, at the level of sectarian and religious loyalties. Also, references to ethnic and nationalistic affiliations and the basic symbolic building...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
... criminalization of dissent, appeals to sectarianism and ethnicity, and public spending supported by oil revenues to maintain power. Women and religious minorities face extensive discrimination in law and in practice. Working conditions for the large expatriate labor force are often exploitative.” Thus, this...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... with Israel in 1979, leaving Syria to face Israel on its own. Israel took advantage of Egypt’s withdrawal from the Arab–Israeli struggle to turn its attention eastwards. It wanted to promote its designs for a fragmented Near East based on sectarian entities in order to replace the surrounding Arab...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... Lebanese system based on the principles of consociational democracy, recognizing, however, that many other researchers believe that almost all internal crises and challenges remain inherent in its sectarian political system, which is far from just nor a true democracy, and which, moreover, encourages...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2014
... posits that, for the plan to succeed, it may be necessary to destroy the fabric of Syrian society by discrediting Syrian nationalism, Arab nationalism and moderate Islamism through supporting sectarianism, subnationalism, regionalism and Islamic fundamentalism to achieve the desired realignment under the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., political elites and former militia leaders abused Lebanon’s welfare agencies as patronage resources to service their clientele. Consequently, Lebanon failed to achieve social development. This could be explained by the nature of the political economy of Lebanon’s sectarianism. The combination of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 128–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
... can resist inadequate and unfair laws and regulations. During the 2016 municipal elections in Beirut, for instance, Rasha Younis uses the “Beirut My City” campaign as a case study in order to analyze the resistance of female candidates to the sectarian “political game” and its strict rules. Maryam...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and Kurds, to name but a few, and have had to seek neutral ground away from sectarian violence exhibited by the oppressive regimes in which they once lived ( Donnan and Wilson 1999 ). In effect, the study of borders has become a bigger issue than that of physical boundaries and security...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., linguistic, religious, tribal, and sectarian. Castells (1997, 7) argues that all identities are constructed from building materials taken from history, geography, religion, local narrative, and collective memory, which are produced and reproduced by institutions from power apparatuses. Nevertheless...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 156–164.
Published: 01 December 2019
... issue of mosques being caught between official control and sectarian chaos, religious polarization, and between the Moroccan form of mosques and some of the contents and manifestations of the Salafist doctrine of the expatriate, and access to the mosque as sites for conflict between various religious...