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In the Path of Hizbullah

In the Path of Hizbullah

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Of the many Islamist groups that have emerged within the Muslim world over the last two decades, perhaps none has had so great an impact on Middle Eastern and International affairs as Hizbullah, the Party of God. This group of mainly Lebanese Sh te Muslims gained both infamy and fame by its resort to militancy mixed with political pragmatism in the pursuit of its goals. The oscillation between these two extremes has left most scholars and policymakers perplexed.

This book serves as a pathway for understanding not only Hizbullah but also for other Islamist groups and their challenges to contemporary politics. A. Nizar Hamzeh examines the Hizbullah of Lebanon through a structural analysis using original and archival sources. Based on a constructed theoretical framework from a number of theories on crisis conditions, leadership, political parties and guerrilla warfare, In the Path of Hizbullah stands alone in its qualitative and quantitative treatment of one of the most complex contemporary Islamist organizations and provides a view of the party's future.

Author: Ahmad Hamzeh
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Published: 12/01/2004
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.24w x 0.78d
ISBN: 9780815630531

About the Author
Ahmad Nizar Hamzeh is associate professor of political science at the American University of Beirut. He is the author of many journal articles on Islamic movements and coauthor (in Arabic) of The 1998 Lebanese Municipal Elections. His teaching and research interests include political theory and methodology, Islamic politics, and international law.

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