The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideology
The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideology
Religious Ideology, Political Ideology, and Political Program
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Table of Contents - 8 A Note on Transliteration - 9 Acknowledgements - 10 Prologue - 12 Preface - 14 1. A Survey of Hizbullah’s History (1978 -2005) - 20 2. The Saliency of Hizbullah’s Religious Ideology (1978-1984/5) - 70 3. The Prominence of Hizbullah’s Political Ideology (1984/5-1990) - 116 4. Primacy to Political Program (1991 to 2005) - 150 5. A Specific Perspective on the General Shifts - 192 6. Epilogue: Conclusion and Implications - 208 7. Appendices - 222 A Map of Lebanon - 222 B Hizbullah’s Statements - 224 C Parliamentary Elections Programs - 248 D 2004 Municipal Elections Program - 272 E Chronology of Events (1975 -2005) - 280 F Glossary - 298 G Selected Bibliography - 302 Notes - 318 English Summary - 374 Dutch Summary (Nederlandse samenvatting) - 378

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“I have read this book as the most intricate sketch of the transformation Hizbullah went through. It answers a lot of questions, but also it raises new questions, I hasten to add, as a good book should do... It is a very well written book and highly recommended”. Prof. Dr. Johan Ter Haar, Chair of Persian Studies at Leiden University.|"I was particularly impressed by the wealth of new primary sources Alagha collected and researched, causing large components of the book to present novel insights into Hizbullah’s political thought and evolution. This particularly applies to the book’s discussion of the Shi‘ite notions of taqiyya and ta‘bi’a and the extent these notions have guided the thought of Hizbullah and related political thinkers, the detailed and excellent discussion of the notion of jihad in Shi‘ite thought, the exploration of Hizbullah’s stand on political Maronism which has no equivalent in the English-language literature on Hizbullah, and the discussion of Hizbullah’s ideology and political program generally which appears to be more exhaustive than most works on the subject this reviewer is familiar with." Dr. Reinoud Leenders, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Amsterdam, and ex-analyst with the International Crisis Group based in Beirut|“I hope Alagha’s work will receive attention in the US, where US policy on Hizbullah is based on ignorance -often deliberate ignorance”. Prof. Graham E. Fuller, Ex-Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA; Writer, Analyst, Lecturer on Foreign Affairs and Specialist on the Islamic World; Adjunct Professor of History, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Joseph Alagha

The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideology

Religious Ideology, Political Ideology, and Political Program

De Libanese Shi’itische verzetsbeweging Hizbullah ondergaat een opzienbarende politieke en ideologische transformatie. Ten tijde van de stichting in 1978, door Libanese geestelijken en leiders en met Iranese steun, was Hizbullah vooral een islamitische beweging die zich verzette tegen sociale en politieke omstandigheden. Gaandeweg ontwikkelde de beweging zich tot een ‘volwassen’ sociale beweging, met een solide organisatie, structuur en ideologie, gericht op sociale verandering en rechtvaardigheid. Vanaf 1992 manifesteert Hizbullah zich als politieke partij.

Deze publicatie schetst een veranderende identiteit door een verschuivende nadruk: van exclusivistische religieuze ideologie, via een ruimere politieke ideologie tot een pragmatisch politiek programma.

Joseph Alagha

Joseph Alagha is professor in Political Science & Intercultural Studies at Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon.