Sectarianism and political order in Iraq and Lebanon
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Although Iraq and Lebanon are deeply divided societies, they have followed varying political trajectories. Whilst Lebanon has accommodated sectarianism within a consociational democracy since its inception, until 2003 Iraq had an authoritarian regime that ostensibly repressed sectarianism. However, after 2003, Iraqi politics began to converge with the consociationalism of Lebanon. Taking a longitudinal approach, this study explains this puzzle by focusing on one factor: sectarianism. It asks how and why sectarianism has shaped the political trajectories and regime types in the two cases and, conversely, how sectarianism has been shaped by these trajectories and regimes.
Saouli , A 2019 , ' Sectarianism and political order in Iraq and Lebanon ' , Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism , vol. 19 , no. 1 , pp. 67-87 . https://doi.org/10.1111/sena.12291
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
Copyright © 2019 Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created accepted version manuscript following peer review and as such may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1111/sena.12291