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Nabih Berri and Lebanese politics /
Omri Nir.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xiii, 226 p.
ISBN
0230105351 (cloth), 9780230105355 (cloth)
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author
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230105351 (cloth)
9780230105355 (cloth)
contents note
Nabih Berri's early chapters -- From a marginal militia leader to a key man -- A fight for survival : leading Amal and the Shiites in the jungle of the civil war -- Serving as speaker : reaching national status, losing Shiite hegemony -- Berri's political stands.
catalogue key
7404008
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Omri Nir is a Lecturer in the Departments of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel-Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Ben Gurion University. His fields of scholarship are Lebanese history and politics and Shi'ites in the Arab world.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Omri Nir is a tenacious and thorough reader of Lebanon's politics. His portrait of the Shia leader Nabih Berri is full and judicious. Nir has no axe to grind; he has given that quintessential survivor in Lebanon's politics a discerning and accurate assessment."--Fouad Ajami, Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies & Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution "A penetrating, nuanced appraisal of Lebanon's veteran Shi'a parliamentary speaker. In a fine political biography, Omri Nir brings into focus the link-man between what is probably Lebanon's largest sectarian community and the country's non-Shi'a majority. A scrupulously fair portrayal of Nabih Berri's personal story and political affairs--a timely, much needed corrective to the relentless Western media conflation of the Lebanese Shi'a with Hezbollah." --William Harris.
“Omri Nir is a tenacious and thorough reader of Lebanon’s politics. His portrait of the Shia leader Nabih Berri is full and judicious. Nir has no axe to grind; he has given that quintessential survivor in Lebanon’s politics a discerning and accurate assessment.”--Fouad Ajami, Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies & Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution “A penetrating, nuanced appraisal of Lebanon’s veteran Shi’a parliamentary speaker. In a fine political biography, Omri Nir brings into focus the link-man between what is probably Lebanon’s largest sectarian community and the country’s non-Shi’a majority. A scrupulously fair portrayal of Nabih Berri’s personal story and political affairs--a timely, much needed corrective to the relentless Western media conflation of the Lebanese Shi’a with Hezbollah.” --William Harris.
"Omri Nir is a tenacious and thorough reader of Lebanon's politics. His portrait of the Shia leader Nabil Berri is full and judicious. Nir has no axe to grind; he has given that quintessential survivor in Lebanon's politics a discerning and accurate assessment."--Fouad Ajami, Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies & Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution "A penetrating, nuanced appraisal of Lebanon's veteran Shi'a parliamentary speaker. In a fine political biography, Omri Nir brings into focus the link-man between what is probably Lebanon's largest sectarian community and the country's non-Shi'a majority. A scrupulously fair portrayal of Nabih Berri's personal story and political affairs--a timely, much needed corrective to the relentless Western media conflation of the Lebanese Shi'a with Hezbollah." --William Harris.
"Omri Nir is a tenacious and thorough reader of Lebanon's politics. His portrait of the Shia leader Nabil Berri is full and judicious. Nir has no axe to grind; he has given that quintessential survivor in Lebanon's politics a discerning and accurate assessment."--Fouad Ajami, Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies & Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution"A penetrating, nuanced appraisal of Lebanon's veteran Shi'a parliamentary speaker. In a fine political biography, Omri Nir brings into focus the link-man between what is probably Lebanon's largest sectarian community and the country's non-Shi'a majority. A scrupulously fair portrayal of Nabih Berri's personal story and political affairs--a timely, much needed corrective to the relentless Western media conflation of the Lebanese Shi'a with Hezbollah." --William Harris.
“Omri Nir is a tenacious and thorough reader of Lebanon’s politics. His portrait of the Shia leader Nabil Berri is full and judicious. Nir has no axe to grind; he has given that quintessential survivor in Lebanon’s politics a discerning and accurate assessment.”--Fouad Ajami, Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies & Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution “A penetrating, nuanced appraisal of Lebanon’s veteran Shi’a parliamentary speaker. In a fine political biography, Omri Nir brings into focus the link-man between what is probably Lebanon’s largest sectarian community and the country’s non-Shi’a majority. A scrupulously fair portrayal of Nabih Berri’s personal story and political affairs--a timely, much needed corrective to the relentless Western media conflation of the Lebanese Shi’a with Hezbollah.” --William Harris.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Nabih Birri has been a key figure in Lebanese and Shi'ite politics for the last three decades. As the leader of the Shi'ite Amal movement since 1980 and as the Lebanese Speaker since 1992, Birri played a major role in all political events in Lebanon between the early 1980's and today, including the current severe Lebanese crisis.
Description for Bookstore
This book studies Nabih Barri, a key figure in the Lebanese and Shi'ite politics for the last three decades
Long Description
Nabih Barri is a key figure in the Lebanese and Shi'ite politics for the last three decades. As the leader of the Shi'ite Amal movement since 1980 and as the Lebanese Speaker since 1992, Barri played a major role in all political events and processes in Lebanon between the early 1980's and today, including the current severe Lebanese crisis. No book with academic standards has yet been published on Barri in a western language or in Arabic.
Long Description
Nabih Barri is a key figure in the Lebanese and Shi'ite politics for the last three decades. As the leader of the Shi'ite Amal movement since 1980 and as the Lebanese Speaker since 1992, Barri played a major role in all political events and processes in Lebanon between the early 1980's and today, including the current severe Lebanese crisis. No book with academic standards has yet been published on Barri in a western language or in Arabic.
Main Description
Nabih Barri is a key figure in the Lebanese and Shi'ite politics for the last three decades. As the leader of the Shi'ite Amal movement since 1980 and as the Lebanese Speaker since 1992, Barri played a major role in all political events and processes in Lebanon between the early 1980's and today, including the current severe Lebanese crisis.
Main Description
Nabih Berri has been a key figure in the Lebanese and Shi'ite politics for the last three decades. As the leader of the Shi'ite Amal movement since 1980 and as the Lebanese Speaker since 1992, Berri has played a major role in all political events and processes in Lebanon in the last thirty years. This is the first book to describe and analyze Nabih Berri's ideology, pragmatism, and general political performance in multiple arenas.
Main Description
Nabih Berri has been a key figure in the Lebanese and Shi’ite politics for the last three decades. As the leader of the Shi’ite Amal movement since 1980 and as the Lebanese Speaker since 1992, Berri has played a major role in all political events and processes in Lebanon in the last thirty years. This is the first book to describe and analyze Nabih Berri’s ideology, pragmatism, and general political performance in multiple arenas.
Table of Contents
Note on Transliterationp. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Nabih Berri's Early Yearsp. 17
From a Marginal Militia Leader to a Key Manp. 29
A Fight for Survival: Leading Amal and the Shi'ites in the Jungle of the Civil Warp. 53
Serving as Speaker: Reaching National Status; Losing Shi'ite Hegemonyp. 91
Berri's Political Standsp. 153
Conclusionsp. 177
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 219
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