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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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Sectarianism

Mark Lyons.

in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 1668 words.

In Australia's political and social history, sectarianism most commonly refers to conflicts between groups identifying themselves as Roman Catholics or

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Differentiating racism and sectarianism

Chris Gilligan.

in Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 13510 words.

This chapter examines the debate regarding whether or not sectarianism should be thought of as something distinct from racism. The author argues that there are many forms of racism –...

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Jihadism, Sectarianism and Talibanism

Christophe Jaffrelot.

in The Pakistan Paradox

August 2015; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 25131 words.

In the 1980s, the rise of sectarianism resulted in a new form of conflict between Shias and Sunnis. At the same time, the anti Soviet jihad in Afghanistan was the crucible of new Islamist...

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Utilitarianism contra Sectarianism

Greg Melleuish and Stephen A. Chavura.

in Only in Australia

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History; Public Economics. 8538 words.

This chapter argues that one of the great myths of Australian political, social, and cultural development is that it is an almost uniquely secular country which has always been guided by...

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Social Work, Sectarianism and Anti-sectarian Practice in Northern Ireland

MARIE SMYTH and JIM CAMPBELL.

in The British Journal of Social Work

February 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work. 0 words.

This paper addresses a subject relatively unknown to the British and international social work audience—that of training for anti-sectarian practice. In doing so, it points to some of the...

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Local and Regional Sectarian Narratives

Caroleen Marji Sayej.

in Patriotic Ayatollahs

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 15054 words.

This chapter challenges the narrative that conflict in Iraq was sectarian in nature. Conflict was the product of local and regional sectarian narratives that dominated the Iraqi landscape,...

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The Sectarianization of the Syrian War

Heiko Wimmen.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10024 words.

Initially, the uprising in Syria was not fueled by sectarianism, but rather by unifying political and social grievances, largely stemming from the failed economic reforms of the Bashar...

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Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon

Joanne Randa Nucho.

December 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 192 pages.

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict....

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Religious Authority and Sectarianism in Lebanon

Alexander D.M. Henley.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7779 words.

Lebanese religious leaders are often treated as authentic representatives of their sects and are given broad powers over religious affairs. However, their leadership is not organic, nor are...

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Beyond Sectarianism in the Middle East?

Paul Dixon.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10010 words.

The concept of sectarianism is often problematic because it leads to simplistic analysis and fails to take into account a range of other factors such as power politics in understanding...

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Sectarianism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Afshon Ostovar.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10301 words.

The Islamic Republic’s foreign policy is a product of its self-interest, but religion has been an inseparable component of Iranian decisionmaking since the 1979 revolution. Since the...

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The Sectarianism of the Islamic State

Hassan Hassan.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8302 words.

The Islamic State’s ideology is multifaceted and cannot be traced to one individual, movement, or period. The Islamic State presents itself as the representative of authentic Islam as...

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Religious Sectarianism and Political Pragmatism

Stéphane Lacroix.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7565 words.

The Salafi movement in Egypt illustrates that the dynamics of sectarianism are fluid and sometimes contradictory. Over the last five years, the Salafi party, Hizb al-Nour, has taken a...

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Contemporary Shia–Sunni Sectarian Violence

Mohammed Nuruzzaman.

in International Relations

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 4872 words.

Religious violence, primarily stemming from Shia–Sunni conflicts, has occupied the center stage in contemporary Middle East. It’s most recent brutal expression, which is viewed as a symptom...

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Sociological Approaches to Qumran Sectarianism

Jutta Jokiranta.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 14745 words.

Scholarly reflection on the people behind the Qumran documents has been coloured by the use of the term ‘sect’ from very early on, ever since the first announcement of the discovery of the...

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Sectarian Agencies

Edited by Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 8 words.

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Hollowell, James Hirst (1851–1909), advocate of non-sectarian education

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 662 words.

Hollowell, James Hirst (1851–1909), advocate of non-sectarian education, was born in St Giles's Street, Northampton, on 25 February 1851, the son of William Hollowell, shoemaker and a local...

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Contextualizing Sectarian Militancy in Pakistan: A Case Study of Jhang1

Tahir Kamran.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2009; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 12069 words.

In the post-Saddam era, the scourge of sectarian conflict in its worst form looms large on the horizon of the entire Muslim world: an intra-civilizational clash may be rather more likely...

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The Roots of Sectarian Law and Order in the Gulf

Staci Strobl.

in Beyond Sunni and Shia

February 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 12954 words.

Criminal justice and policing institutions are the dominant carriers of social order, often drawing upon and reinforcing existing social norms—especially discriminatory norms. In Bahrain...

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Iran’s Nuclear Saga; And Iraq Averts an Inter-Sectarian War

Dilip Hiro.

in Cold War in the Islamic World

March 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Middle Eastern Politics. 15225 words.

Alarmed by the news in August 2002 that Iran was hiding a uranium enrichment facility from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Riyadh strengthened its ties with Pakistan, a...

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