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Hizballah in Syria: the limits of the democracy/moderation paradigm

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journal contribution
posted on 2024-06-17, 21:07 authored by D Conduit
Hizballah is a popular case study for those seeking to understand democratic transformations in radical groups, although there has never been consensus on whether Hizballah has genuinely transformed. Although Hizballah appeared committed to parliamentary politics between 1992 and 2008, the group’s behaviour in the lead up to the 2008 Doha Agreement and its intervention in Syria in 2013 suggest that democracy has failed to fully ‘tame’ Hizballah. This article applies Schwedler’s model of democratic moderation to Hizballah, showing that there was evidence of a number of limitations in Hizballah’s transition long before 2008.

History

Journal

Ortadoğu Etütleri (Middle Eastern Studies: Journal of Politics and International Relations)

Volume

5

Pagination

81-114

Location

Ankara, Turkey

Language

eng

Publication classification

X Not reportable, C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal

Copyright notice

2014, Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Issue

2

Publisher

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)