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Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism : Trends and Patterns.

Author: Assaf Moghadam
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
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This book is the first systematic assessment of current trends and patterns of militancy in Shii communities in the Middle East and South Asia - specifically in Iran, Iraq, but also in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and BahrainMore than thirty years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there are signs of a growing assertiveness on the part of Shii actors, at times erupting into political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moghadam, Assaf.
Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism : Trends and Patterns.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Assaf Moghadam
ISBN: 9781136663536 1136663533 9780203807668 0203807669
OCLC Number: 767498142
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Cover; Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Historical, doctrinal, and religious context; 1 The rise of Shii ideology in pre-revolutionary Iran; 2 Ayatollah Khomeini and the Velayat-e Faqih; PART II Trends and patterns in the Shii heartland and beyond; 3 Iran; 4 Iraq; 5 Lebanon; 6 Saudi Arabia; 7 Pakistan; 8 Afghanistan; 9 Kuwait and Bahrain; Conclusion: Trends, types, and drivers of militancy among the Shiis; Selected bibliography; Index.

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This book is the first systematic assessment of current trends and patterns of militancy in Shii communities in the Middle East and South Asia - specifically in Iran, Iraq, but also in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and BahrainMore than thirty years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, there are signs of a growing assertiveness on the part of Shii actors, at times erupting into political violence. The book addresses two key questions: What trends emerge in the types of militancy Shii actors employ both inside and outside of the Shii heartland? And what are the main driv.

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