Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Unfinished RevolutionsYemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ibrahim Fraihat

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300215632

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300215632.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 11 December 2018

Tribes

Tribes

Chapter:
(p.210) Twelve Tribes
Source:
Unfinished Revolutions
Author(s):

Ibrahim Fraihat

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215632.003.0012

This chapter argues that tribes can play a vital role in helping transition processes to overcome the serious challenges that emerge after the removal of former regimes. Specifically, they can help to fill security gaps, mediate between the regime and the opposition during political crises, and resolve communal and sectarian disputes using customary law. This chapter finds that Yemen’s fiercely independent tribes fulfil these roles and their leaders have participated in Yemen’s national dialogue and transition as members of political parties. In the case of Libya, tribes were manipulated by the Qaddafi regime, but now have the potential to aid reconciliation, including by breaking cycles of revenge. The chapter concludes that a major contribution of tribes to reconciliation is their ability to legitimize political processes.

Keywords:   Yemen, Libya, Tribes, Reconciliation, Mediation, Conflict resolution

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.