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Power Struggles in the Middle East


ISBN: 9781784534332

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: I.B. Tauris, 2016
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Hizbullah in Lebanon had or have as part of their raison d’etre the idea of pan-Islamist activism. But in addition to this, both are in reality serious players in the political system of the state in which they operate. Whilst their ideological discourses are often used to present the differences between Sunni and Shi’i movements, the tactics of both in their attempts to secure power reveal similarities between the two. Eva Dingel focuses on their behaviour as players within the political process and beyond, considering the question of why, at certain points, both movements choose to ‘play by the rules’, while during other periods, they apply different methods of political protest.

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