Four Questions about De-sectarianization

Mabon, S. (2020) Four Questions about De-sectarianization. Review of Faith and International Affairs, 18 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1557-0274

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Reflecting on the current spate of protests across the Middle East, this article explores four key questions about the contestation of religious identities in political projects, more commonly referred to as de-sectarianization. Engaging with definitional questions, spatial dimensions, the agency of protesters, and the aims of de-sectarianization, the article argues that a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the contestation of religious identities in the Middle East is required in an effort to understand the (re)ordering of political life and the role of religion in these projects.

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Review of Faith and International Affairs
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Review of Faith and International Affairs on 12/03/2020, available online:
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?? arab uprisingsde-sectarianizationmiddle eastprotestsectarianismspacesociology and political sciencereligious studies ??
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