Hybrid paths to resistance in the Muslim world: Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Mali
HYRES studies the interaction between Islamist groups and the state in Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Mali, and asks: Why do some Islamist groups choose to conduct their political and religious struggle within the state, while other Islamist groups want to establish alternative political entities, such as restoring the Islamic caliphate?
The use of violence appears to be independent of whether groups have a state-oriented or transnational focus. Specifically, the research in this project will look at how resistance varies depending on local, internal and international contexts. This is important as the existing literature on Islamic movements does not provide good answers. It focuses too much on structural explanatory variables, such as Salafism and Islamic theology; or on domestic policy variables to which extent different groups are included or excluded by the state.
The project explores three possible explanations:
- Rivalry between competing Islamist groups, which propagate a more radical rhetoric.
- the interaction between different Islamist groups and state power
- import of transnational slogans reverberate in local controversy issues.
HYRES uses a systematic, comparative analysis and develops a general conceptual framework, based on the latest developments in the contentious politics literature. We will identify and review the variation between our cases and contribute to the general literature on social movements in non-democratic and semi-democratic countries.
Decade of Despair: The Contested Rebuilding of the Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp, Lebanon, 2007–2017
Are John Knudsen
Refuge - Canada's Journal on Refugees
Non-formal girls’ life skills programming Implications for policy and practice
Christina Kwauk, Amanda Braga, Helyn Kim, Kendra Dupuy, Sosina Bezu, Are Knudsen
Life skills in non-formal contexts for adolescent girls in developing countries
Kendra Dupuy, Sosina Bezu, Are Knudsen, Sandra Halvorsen, Christina Kwauk (Brookings Institution), Amanda Braga (Brookings Institution), Helyn Kim (Brookings Institution)
The Great Escape? Converging Refugee Crises in Tyre, Lebanon
Are John Knudsen
Refugee Survey Quarterly
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Turkish foreign policy: structures and decision-making processes
Siri Neset, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Mustafa Aydın, Kadir Has University, Hasret Dikici Bilgin, Istanbul Bilgi University, Metin Gürcan, Episteme Turkey, Arne Strand, Chr. Michelsen Institute
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Siri Neset, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Metin Gürcan, Episteme Turkey, Hasret Dikici Bilgin, Istanbul Bilgi University, Mustafa Aydin, Kadir Has University, Arne Strand