A Focus on Mechanisms and Processes, Analytical and dynamic and reflexive approach, Conflating analytical categories, consociationalism, De-ethnicised research methods, Identity politics, Orientalism, Primordialism, salience of sectarian identities, Sectarianism, Sectarianism as flexible, Sectarianism as heterogeneous, Sectarianism as situational
Norm’s note: You can, of course and probably should, listen to the whole presentation by following this Link to source, but my reason for posting this recording is on account of Rima Majed’s presentation, which in the video begins @ 15 minutes and ends @ 32 minutes and 37 seconds, and thus runs for a total of seventeen-and-a-half or so minutes; it complements and completes this post, also by Rima Majed: Consociationalism: A false remedy prescribed on a misdiagnosis.
I extracted the recording from the Video.
The summary from that Link reads as follows:
Two Day Conference cosponsored by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Workshop on Arab Political Development with the collaboration of the Project on Middle East Political Science, and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. Panel 7: The “New” Sectarianism? Discussant: Killian Clarke (Princeton University) · Steven Brooke (Harvard University), “Elite Appeals, Social Expectations, and Sectarian Violence: Experimental Evidence from Egypt” · Rima Majed (University of Oxford) “Beyond Sectarianism: Challenging the Mainstream Analysis of Conflict in the Middle East.” · Diana Zeidan (EHESS), “Dependencies and sectarian reproduction in South Lebanon: reconstruction as a tool to reconfigure clientelist strategies and fragment social claims.” · Marina Calculli (George Washington University), “Taming power: Hezbollah and the Lebanese state.” [Norm’s emphasis in bold]