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dc.contributor.advisorWarms, Richard
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Nicolas ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-07T13:33:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:21Z
dc.date.issued2007-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationElliott, N. (2007). The future geopolitical legitimacy of Islamism: The case of Hamas (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3307
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Mitte Honors Program, May 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe January 2006 democratic election of the Islamist organization Hamas to the Palestinian parliament took many, above all most Palestinians and Israelis, by surprise. Though this election was not a result of U.S. involvement, at the outset, American hopes of democratizing the Middle East seemed to be unfolding. Nevertheless, as a result of the widely held view that Hamas has refused to recognize Israel, reject violence and respect past agreements, western governments initiated an international economic and diplomatic boycott of the Palestinian Authority and people. The sanctions have aggravated an already distressed socioeconomic condition in the Occupied Territories. A critical dynamic behind the current predicament, which the Palestinians and the peace process now face, stems from the American and western categorization of Hamas as a terrorist organization. Especially in the context of the Global War on Terror, this unyielding stigmatization of Hamas disqualifies their conspicuous strides of pragmatic political practice and deradicalization. In this essay, I examine and synthesize the topics of western disdain for and the growing material appeal of Islamism. My ultimate aim is to criticize the notion of a monolithic nemesis of Islamism by distinguishing between the global jihad of maximalist groups such as al-Qa’ida and the nationalist jihad of territorially defined groups such as Hamas.en_US
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dc.format.extent98 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectIslamismen_US
dc.subjectHamasen_US
dc.subjectPragmatismen_US
dc.subjectDeradicalizationen_US
dc.subjectGlobal War on Terroren_US
dc.subjectPalestineen_US
dc.titleThe Future Geopolitical Legitimacy of Islamism: The Case of Hamasen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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