Reaching for Power The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World

ISBN-10: 0691134782
ISBN-13: 9780691134789
Edition: 2006
Authors: Yitzhak Nakash
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Can Shi'is, who historically have been a minority within Islam, take the lead in inspiring reform in the Arab world? Yitzhak Nakash raises this critically important question for American foreign policy and he makes a compelling argument that Shi'is certainly have the potential and motivation to do so.

Preface
A Note on Transliteration
Prologue A Shi'i-Led Reformation
The Burden of the Past
Containment Politics in the Persian Gulf
The Struggle for Power in Iraq
The Revival of Shi'ism in Lebanon
Between Aspirations and Reality
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Notes
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index

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