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CONSTRUCTING SECTARIAN DIVIDE

Najy, Yazan LU (2020) STVK12 20201
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Sectarianism has emerged in the post-2011 era as an essential factor in the politics of the Middle East. It is not realistic to discuss the political unrest of the contemporary Middle East without discussing Sectarianism. Syria today suffers a violent sectarian war that threatens ramification that can be felt everywhere in the Middle East. This study focuses on the political elites that are involved in the Syrian conflict and their role in constructing sectarian divides. Political speeches from Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah and the Syrian National Coalition are studied carefully to understand their role in constructing divisions between the Islamic sects. The findings in this thesis show that each of the selected political elites is involved... (More)
Sectarianism has emerged in the post-2011 era as an essential factor in the politics of the Middle East. It is not realistic to discuss the political unrest of the contemporary Middle East without discussing Sectarianism. Syria today suffers a violent sectarian war that threatens ramification that can be felt everywhere in the Middle East. This study focuses on the political elites that are involved in the Syrian conflict and their role in constructing sectarian divides. Political speeches from Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah and the Syrian National Coalition are studied carefully to understand their role in constructing divisions between the Islamic sects. The findings in this thesis show that each of the selected political elites is involved in creating sectarian divides to some degree. However, how they created such divisions? And, under what circumstances were these divisions created? are two questions that receive six different answers in this thesis. (Less)
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author
Najy, Yazan LU
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organization
course
STVK12 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Sect, Syria, conflict, Hezbollah
language
English
id
9025934
date added to LUP
2020-09-21 16:05:04
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2020-09-21 16:05:04
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  abstract     = {Sectarianism has emerged in the post-2011 era as an essential factor in the politics of the Middle East. It is not realistic to discuss the political unrest of the contemporary Middle East without discussing Sectarianism. Syria today suffers a violent sectarian war that threatens ramification that can be felt everywhere in the Middle East. This study focuses on the political elites that are involved in the Syrian conflict and their role in constructing sectarian divides. Political speeches from Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah and the Syrian National Coalition are studied carefully to understand their role in constructing divisions between the Islamic sects. The findings in this thesis show that each of the selected political elites is involved in creating sectarian divides to some degree. However, how they created such divisions? And, under what circumstances were these divisions created? are two questions that receive six different answers in this thesis.},
  author       = {Najy, Yazan},
  keyword      = {Sect,Syria,conflict,Hezbollah},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {CONSTRUCTING SECTARIAN DIVIDE},
  year         = {2020},
}