The Rise of Political Shi‘ism in Lebanon

  • Filippo Dionigi
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


Following the theoretical discussion of the previous chapters, the study now moves from a comparative analysis of normative theory to the empirical examination of the case study of Hezbollah.1 This chapter will bridge the previous theoretical analysis of Islamism with the subsequent empirical inquiry into the interaction between Islamist politics and international norms. The following pages will provide a discussion of the origins of Hezbollah and its foundation in Lebanon, which will provide the basis for analyzing the impact of international norms on its political identity, especially pointing out how its Islamist profile has been modified by the liberal assumptions that underlie the international normative system.


Political Identity Open Letter Islamic State Islamist Movement Islamic Community 
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