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Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East
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Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East

Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel

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9781849047029

 

Contents:

 

Part 1: Sectarianization in Historical Geopolitical and Theoretical Perspective

 

1. The Problem of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony

 

2. The Sectarianization of Geopolitics in the Middle East

 

3. The Arab Region at a Tipping Point: Why Sectarianism Fails to Explain the Turmoil

 

4. A Narrative Identity Approach to Islamic Sectarianism 

 

Part 2: How Sectarianization Works - Case Studies

 

5. International Politics, Domestic Imperatives, and Identity Mobilization: Sectarianism in Pakistan, 1979–1998

 

6. Sectarian Relations before “Sectarianization” in pre-2003 Iraq

 

7. The Shattered Nation: The Sectarianization of the Syrian Conflict

 

8. Sectarianism as Counter-Revolution: Saudi Responses to the Arab Spring

 

9. Strategic Depth, Counterinsurgency, and the Logic of Sectarianization: The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Security Doctrine and its Regional Implications

 

10. Sectarianization, Islamist Republicanism, and International Misrecognition in Yemen

 

11. Sectarianization as Securitization: Identity Politics and Counter-Revolution in Bahrain

 

12. The Architecture of Sectarianization in Lebanon

 

13. Sectarianism, Authoritarianism, and Opposition in Kuwait 

 

14. Conclusion: Peacebuilding in Sectarianized Conflicts: Findings and Implications for Theory and Practice

 

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