The duality of Hezbollah: the crossroads of armed struggle and local community development

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
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dc.creator Sajan, Shaheen 2011-01-31T18:05:18Z 2011-01-31T18:05:18Z 2009 2009
dc.description 227 leaves ; 29 cm en_CA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 212-227)
dc.description.abstract Contrasting Hezbollah's local community development projects and campaign for political struggle, this study seeks to understand if supposed terrorist organizations can function as successful community development organizations in their home locales. Research for this topic involved over a dozen first-hand interviews with Hezbollah officials to understand how Hezbollah operates from a development standpoint. Our approach to local community development incorporates the provision of coping mechanisms with addressing the underlying structural causes of marginalization. We find high stocks of social capital account for the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of Hezbollah's social service network, which combined with its political activities, increase space for popular participation on macro level issues. Standing at the crossroads of local community development and armed struggle, Hezbollah reveals the need to avoid separating organizations that engage in advocacy from those that engage in development work, recognizing in many contexts, dual role organizations are the only enduring way forward. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S.: Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc JQ1828.A98S35 2009
dc.subject.lcsh Hizballah (Lebanon)
dc.subject.lcsh Islam and politics--Lebanon
dc.subject.lcsh Geopolitics--Middle East
dc.subject.lcsh Community development--Lebanon
dc.title The duality of Hezbollah: the crossroads of armed struggle and local community development en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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