Civil society and Lebanon's oil and gas sector. (c2019)

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dc.contributor.author Abdul Rahim, Rana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-21T07:47:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-21T07:47:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-11-21
dc.date.submitted 2019-04-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11554
dc.description.abstract With the increased emphasis among experts in the field of extractive industries on the role of civil society in the oil and gas sector of Lebanon and with the emergence of a specialized Lebanese civil society, this thesis assesses the role that is being played by civil society in the oil and gas sector of Lebanon. Moreover, the literature review shows the absence of research on the effectiveness of this role. Thus, this thesis aims to find out if civil society is being effective in its role and if it is in compliance with international standards and best practices. In order to achieve this objective, three main areas of assessment are studied. These are the available capabilities within civil society working on Lebanon‟s petroleum sector, the readiness and track record of Lebanese authorities to include civil society in the sector, and the international standards and best practices of civil society in extractive industries. This thesis concludes that civil society is playing its role in compliance with international standards and best practices. However, this role is not being effective in all areas of its involvement. It is being effective mainly in raising awareness, monitoring the work of the authorities, and advocating among others. Yet, it shows minimal effectiveness in participating in decision-making. This is due to the minimal will of politicians to include civil society in decision-making and from the limited initiatives made by the authorities to apply a participatory approach in the sector, which is not compliant with international standards and best practices. It is also due to the internal challenges existing within the national specialized civil society itself. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Civil society -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Petroleum industry and trade -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Decision making -- Lebanon -- Citizen participation en_US
dc.title Civil society and Lebanon's oil and gas sector. (c2019) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201305509 en_US
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xii, 173 leaves; col. ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Ouaiss, Makram
dc.keywords Civil Society en_US
dc.keywords Oil en_US
dc.keywords Gas en_US
dc.keywords Contributions en_US
dc.keywords Participation en_US
dc.keywords Decision-making en_US
dc.keywords Authorities en_US
dc.keywords Government en_US
dc.keywords Inclusiveness en_US
dc.keywords International Standards en_US
dc.keywords Best Practices en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Capabilities en_US
dc.keywords Laws en_US
dc.keywords Tools en_US
dc.keywords Accountability en_US
dc.keywords Transparency en_US
dc.keywords Initiatives en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: (leaves 124-164). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2019.135 en_US
dc.author.email rana.abdulrahim@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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