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Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf

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Long a taboo topic, as well as one that has alarmed outside powers, sectarian conflict in the Middle East is on the rise. The contributors to this book examine sectarian politics in the Persian Gulf, including the GCC states, Yemen, Iran and Iraq, and consider the origins and con- sequences of sectarianism broadly construed, as it affects ethnic, tribal and religious groups. They also present a theoretical and comparative framework for understanding sectarianism, as well as country-specific chapters based on ...

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Overview

Long a taboo topic, as well as one that has alarmed outside powers, sectarian conflict in the Middle East is on the rise. The contributors to this book examine sectarian politics in the Persian Gulf, including the GCC states, Yemen, Iran and Iraq, and consider the origins and con- sequences of sectarianism broadly construed, as it affects ethnic, tribal and religious groups. They also present a theoretical and comparative framework for understanding sectarianism, as well as country-specific chapters based on recent research in the area. Key issues that are scrutinised include the nature of sectarianism, how identity moves from a passive to an active state, and the mechanisms that trigger conflict. The strategies of governments such as rentier economies and the 'invention' of partisan national histories that encourage or manage sectarian differences are also highlighted, as is the role of outside powers in fostering sectarian strife. The volume also seeks to clarify whether movements such as the Islamic revival or the Arab Spring obscure the continued salience of religious and ethnic cleavages.

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"This is a masterfully produced collection of richly researched essays on one of the Middle East's hottest topics. With the sectarian card now played, even in the richest of oil monarchies, has Pandora's Box been opened up?" —Christopher Davidson, author of After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies

"A timely contribution to understanding sectarianism on both sides of the Persian Gulf. The contributors are well-established historians and social scientists who offer nuanced interpretations of a malaise, at once contemporary and ancient, which threatens to redraw the region s political map. The result is an erudite exploration of the meaning of sectarianism in the context of old nations, and in newly forged ones weaving local political contexts with transnational connections and outside interventions which all seem to have escalated sectarian divides against a background of negotiated and fluid identities. The book paints a compelling picture of past and present coexistence and conflict." —Madawi Al-Rasheed, Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science

"This superb collection of essays breaks new ground in the study of the politics of sectarian identity in the Gulf. Integrating country case-studies with wider regional developments, the authors analyze the roots of and the upsurge in ethnic and sectarian conflict across the region. This book should be required reading for students and practitioners looking to understand the forces reshaping much of the Middle East and framing recent policy responses to the Arab Spring."—Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen, author of Insecure Gulf: The End of Certainty and the Transition to the Post-Oil Era

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199377268
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 704,275
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence G. Potter is Adjunct Associate Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University and Deputy Director of the Gulf/2000 Project. He holds a PhD in History and has edited six volumes on the Persian Gulf.

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Sectarianism in the Persian Gulf
Justin J. Gengler
2. Sectarian Relations and Sunni Identity in Post-Civil War
Iraq
Fanar Haddad
3. The State and Sectarian Identities in the Persian Gulf
Monarchies: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait in
Comparative Perspective
Laurence Louër
4. Royal Factions, Ruling Strategies, and Sectarianism in
Bahrain
Kristin Smith Diwan
5. Identity Politics and Nation-Building under Sultan Qaboos
Marc Valeri
6. Yemen: Sectarianism and the Politics of Regime Survival
Khaled Fattah
7. The Baluch Presence in the Persian Gulf
J.E. Peterson
8. Iran's Ethnic, Religious, and Tribal Minorities
Lois Beck

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