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dc.contributor.advisorBell, Colleenen_US
dc.creatorFaulkner, Gerarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-23T12:00:19Z
dc.date.available2016-03-23T12:00:19Z
dc.date.created2015-11en_US
dc.date.issued2016-03-22en_US
dc.date.submittedNovember 2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-11-2443en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Hezbollah’s transition from their violent forms of political expression after their founding in 1984, to their involvement in the Lebanese electoral system in 1992. Drawing on the instrumental and organizational approaches for studying group behavior, this thesis examines the external instrumental factors and internal organizational factors that contributed to the political evolution of Hezbollah from an organization focused primarily on violent forms of political expression to an organization that primarily uses the parliamentary process. Examining Hezbollah’s transition and using it as a point of reference, the thesis exposes weaknesses of conventional International Relations analytical approaches to studying terrorist organizations and provides a more objective approach to studying political violence. It argues that the pejorative nature of the term terrorism, combined with problems developing a consensus on defining terrorism, limit the term’s usefulness for academics attempting to objectively examine political violence.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectTerrorismen_US
dc.subjectinternational Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectHezbollahen_US
dc.subjectpolitical violenceen_US
dc.titleDirty Bombs to Clean Water: Hezbollah's Political Transition From 1984 - 1992en_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeonandan, Kalowatieen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHolroyd, Carinen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLabelle, Mauriceen_US


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