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 Possessors of the Command

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In Shi'i Islam, the Imams are considered to be the Possessors of the Command (ulu al-amr), and are the purveyors of divine authority in the world. The chapter speaks of the Ismaili Imams, Islamshah ... More


“Securing” Islam in a Time of Turbulence

Joseph Chinyong Liow

in Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377088
eISBN:
9780199869527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377088.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores expressions of Muslim militancy and extremism as they have emerged in Malaysia. While small in numbers and increasingly enervated as an ideology, militant extremism is ... More


After Civil War: Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, and Lebanon

Zoltan Barany

in The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the army building in three very different political environments: the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Lebanese civil war (1975–90), and the civil war in El Salvador ... More


Inclusion and Stability in a Populist Autocracy

Sean L. Yom

in From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter traces the institutional consequences of Kuwait’s coalitional strategy upon national development, revealing how new economic and political institutions after the 1950s kept the Sabah ... More


The Rise and Decline of Environmentalism in Lebanon

Karim Makdisi

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the evolution of environmentalism in Lebanon in the period since its independence in 1943. It contends that two main strands of environmentalism, challenging various aspects of ... More


Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Frederic Wehrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings, this book investigates the roots of the Shi'a–Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf's ... More


Nothing Left to Lose: Women in Prison

Lizette Potgieter

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows that the Shi'a Family Law formalizes many injustices to which women are persistently subjected and for which they are imprisoned. All women prisoners were moved from the notorious ... More


The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Geneive Abdo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190233143
eISBN:
9780190233174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233143.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Shi’a–Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension and the underlying causes. By ... More


Iraqi women in Denmark: Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Marianne Holm Pedersen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089589
eISBN:
9781781706930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Iraqi women in Denmark is an ethnographic study of ritual performance and place-making among Shi‘a Muslim Iraqi women in Copenhagen. The book explores how Iraqi women construct a sense of belonging ... More


Far More Dangerous Times

Joanne Randa Nucho

in Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter begins by summarizing the arguments in the preceding chapters. It then attempts to contextualize the present discourse about the Shi'a versus Sunni conflict within the region ... More


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