Shifting from consensus on Iraq to agonistic struggle over Syria: Lebanon challenging the encompassing sectarian divide narrative

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Readings of Middle East unrest based on the sectarian strife narrative do not provide strong heuristic guidance, as sectarian dynamics need to be politically contextualized, rather than considered as overarching explanatory principles. A scrutiny of major regional crises, perceived through Lebanese lenses, exemplifies that sectarian labels are primarily driven by strategic calculations, leading to either consensual or fractious settings, thus underlying the inaccuracy of reified interpretations.

Article published in "Orient: German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East"


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ريان حداد Male Researcher France

Bio: Rayan Haddad holds a PHD in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris (2007). He is a member of the Cercle des Chercheurs sur le Moyen-Orient (Paris) whose own main research interests lie in studying the importation of exogenous conflicts into the Lebanese arena.



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Political Science

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