Saturday, September 27, 2014

The limits of the ‘sectarian’ framing in Yemen

Courtesy/ Bilal Ahmed

On why the Huthis' move in Yemen is more than a sectarian one, professor Yadav writes:

"So when I say that this conflict can’t be glossed as sectarian, I don’t mean to suggest that religious conviction is irrelevant to the Houthi movement or its relationship to Islah or to the Yemeni government. Instead, it is important to investigate the meaning of “sectarian” concepts of good governance and opposition to corruption, and question whether these are (or, more to the point, are not) consistent with existing institutions and governing practices by Yemen’s transitional government....." read more.