9780199326570-0199326576-Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf (Series in Comparative Politcs and International Studies)

Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf (Series in Comparative Politcs and International Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780199326570
ISBN-10: 0199326576
Edition: Reprint
Author: Louer, Laurence
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 356 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199326570
ISBN-10: 0199326576
Edition: Reprint
Author: Louer, Laurence
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 356 pages

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Acknowledged authors Louer, Laurence wrote Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf (Series in Comparative Politcs and International Studies) comprising 356 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199326576 and 9780199326570. Since then Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf (Series in Comparative Politcs and International Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book illuminates the historical origins and present situation of militant Shia transnational networks by focusing on three key countries in the Gulf, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, whose Shia Islamic groups are the offspring of Iraqi movements. The reshaping of the area's geopolitics after the Gulf War and the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003 have had a profound impact on transnational Shiite networks, pushing them to focus on national issues in the context of new political opportunities. For example, from being fierce opponents of the Saudi monarchy, Saudi Shiite militants have tended to become upholders of the Al-Sa'ud dynasty.The question remains, however, how deeply in society have these new beliefs taken root? Can Shiites be Saudi or Bahraini patriots? Louer concludes her book by analysing the transformation of the Shia' movements' relation to central religious authority, the marja', who reside either in Iraq and Iran. This is all the more problematic when the marja' is also the head of a state, as with Ali Khamenei of Iran, who has many followers in Bahrain and Kuwait.

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