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Middle East Today

Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Society

Authors: Dionigi, Filippo

  • ​Shows that the influence of international norms on Islamist politics goes beyond the surface of occasional and instrumental norm-conformist behavior by Islamist actors
  • Argues that international norms have a significant role in shaping patterns toward an international society in which persons can be valued by the sole virtue of their humanity and communities are respected as fundamental sources of individual well-being
  • Uses the case of Lebanon’s Hezbollah to draw attention to how this Islamist movement has become more cognizant of the moral cogency of the norms of international society
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How do the norms of the liberal international order affect the activity of Islamist movements? This book analyzes and assesses the extent to which Islamist groups, which have traditionally attempted to shield their communities from “alien” moral conceptions, have been affected by the rules and principles that regulate international society. Through an analysis of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Filippo Dionigi concludes that international norms are among the most significant factors changing Islamist politics. The result is a precarious but innovative equilibrium in which Islamists are forced to rethink idea of an allegedly “authentic” Islamic morality and the legitimacy of international norms.

About the authors

Filippo Dionigi is is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Studying the Impact of International Norms on Islamist Politics

    Dionigi, Filippo

    Pages 1-14

  • The Western Critique of Liberalism: Communitarianism

    Dionigi, Filippo

    Pages 15-36

  • Islamist Critiques of Liberalism: ‘Abduh, Quṭb, al-Ṣadr, and Khomeini

    Dionigi, Filippo

    Pages 37-63

  • Islamism as Communitarianism: A Comparative Analysis

    Dionigi, Filippo

    Pages 65-81

  • The Rise of Political Shi‘ism in Lebanon

    Dionigi, Filippo

    Pages 83-98

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eBook £17.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-40302-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40301-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £22.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48688-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Society
Authors
Series Title
Middle East Today
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40302-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137403025
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40301-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48688-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 279
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