Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2019

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474419512

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Socialisation and its Tragic Ironies

Adham Saouli

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Uses a theoretical framework rooted in the intellectual tradition of Historical Sociology to offer a new conceptualisation of Hezbollah as an armed political movement
  • Draws from International Relations and Sociological theories to advance an explanation of the causes and consequences of Hezbollah's socialisation process
  • Uses field interviews in Lebanon, speeches and religio-political writings of Hezbollah officials, testaments of its fighters, and party communiqués
  • Shows how Hezbollah's motivation to make war with Israel has generated unintended consequences including security paradoxes, political conformity, and ethical dilemmas