Nabih Berri And Lebanese Politics

Hardcover | February 1, 2011

byO. Nir

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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.

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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 ...

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. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230105351

ISBN - 13:9780230105355

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Table of Contents

Nabih Berri's Early Chapters * From a Marginal Militia Leader to a key Man * A fight for Survival: Leading Amal and the Shi‘ites in the Jungle of the Civil War * Serving as Speaker: Reaching National Status, Losing Shi?ite Hegemony * Berri's Political Stands

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“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.