|Author:||Augustus Richard Norton|
|Publisher:||Princeton University Press; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition (March 25, 2007)|
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Augustus Richard Norton's timely Hezbollah chronicles dramatic evolution and its sweeping implications for .
Augustus Richard Norton's timely Hezbollah chronicles dramatic evolution and its sweeping implications for the region and beyond. His lucid primer is the first serious reappraisal of the radical Shiite group since war shattered six years of relative calm on one of the world's most volatile frontiers. -Jonathan Finer, Washington Post Book World. Norton, who has been studying Lebanon, and especially the Lebanese Shiites, for longer than Hezbollah has been in existence. offers here a brisk and balanced history.
Hezbollah: A Short History (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics). Lebanese politics is in one convoluted pickle. While relatively concise, this book contextualises the historical backdrop with an appropriate level of detail. 0691131244 (ISBN13: 9780691131245). For a topic so vast, Norton breaks down the Lebanese political sphere into digestible chapters, starting before the civil war and culminating with the events following the Lebanon-Israel war of 2006.
Augustus Richard Norton. HEZBOLLAH A Short History. With a new afterword by the author. Augustus Richard Norton. Princeton university press princeton and oxford. Most policymakers in the United States and Israel have it wrong: Hezbollah isn't a simple terrorist organization-nor is it likely to disappear any time soon. Following Israel's war against Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, the Shi'i group-a hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider-remains very popular in the Middle East.
Augustus Richard Norton's Hezbollah stands as the most lucid, informed, and balanced analysis of the group yet written. Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East. The first three chapters of the book situate the organization. Hezbollah: A Short History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University. 187 pages, footnotes, glossary, bibliography, additional reading list, index. Augustus Richard Norton’s Hezbollah: A Short History is a clear and concise primer on the origins, rise. and evolution of Hezbollah in Lebanon. in historical perspective with a description of Shi& politics from the 1950s until the outbreak of the. Lebanese civil war in 1975. These chapters provide basic information on the socioeconomic status.
Norton's short history of Hezbollah provides a nice introduction to the birth, development, and evolution of this complex organization for American (and other English speaking) readers. The US media almost always portrays Hezbollah as an anti-Semitic, Islamofascist, terrorist organization that is opposed to Israel, America, and freedom because they are &
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Augustus Richard Norton, American Political science educator. He is currently a professor of international relations and anthropology at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. policy in the Middle East. Featuring a new prologue and conclusion and two new chapters on recent developments
Augustus Richard Norton. Featuring a new prologue and conclusion and two new chapters on recent developments. With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi& political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. A hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider, the group is the most powerful player in Lebanon.
Augustus Richard Norton, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Anthropology at the Frederick S. Pardee School of. .
Most policymakers in the United States and Israel have it wrong. Hezbollah isn't a simple terrorist organization--nor is it likely to disappear soon. Following Israel's war against Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, the Shi'i group--which combines the functions of a militia, a social service and public works provider, and a political party--is more popular than ever in the Middle East while retaining its strong base of support in Lebanon. And Hezbollah didn't merely confront Israel and withstand its military onslaught. Hezbollah's postwar reconstruction efforts were judged better than the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina--not by al-Jazeera, but by an American TV journalist. In Hezbollah, one of the world's leading experts on Hezbollah has written the essential guide to understanding the complexities and paradoxes of a group that remains entrenched at the heart of Middle East politics.
With unmatched clarity and authority, Augustus Richard Norton tells how Hezbollah developed, how it has evolved, and what direction it might take in the future. Far from being a one-dimensional terrorist group, Norton explains, Hezbollah is a "janus-faced" organization in the middle of an incomplete metamorphosis from extremism to mundane politics, an evolution whose outcome is far from certain. Beginning as a terrorist cat's-paw of Iran, Hezbollah has since transformed itself into an impressive political party with an admiring Lebanese constituency, but it has also insisted on maintaining the potent militia that forced Israel to withdraw from Lebanon in 2000 after almost two decades of occupation.
The most accessible, informed, and balanced analysis of the group yet written, Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.