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Together All the Way? Abeyance and Co-optation of Sunni Networks in Lebanon

Author: Tine Gade

In: Social Movement Studies, Vol 18, No 1, 2019, pp. 56-77

The author discusses the findings from a case study of Sunni networks in the Lebanese city of Tripoli over three decades, based on fieldwork, primary Arabic sources and secondary literature. The article argues that if a network survives, even if there are periods of disengagement or cooptation, changing circumstances may unite people against the authorities and the network can enable rapid mobilization.