Success and Failure of Revolutions in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Nader, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T06:16:13Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T06:16:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13941
dc.description.abstract On October 17, 2019 thousands of people took to the streets all over Lebanon to protest against the economic situation and the corrupt practices of the Lebanese government and Lebanon’s ruling elite. The protestors called for the resignation of the Lebanese parliament, the cabinet and the president of the republic whom they accused of bearing responsibility for the economic crisis gripping the country. The protesters further demanded the introduction of major political and socioeconomic reforms. Only a few of the objectives of the protestors were met. A few months after its onset, the “October 17th Revolution” lost its momentum and the economic crisis in Lebanon intensified. This thesis aims to understand why Lebanon’s “October 17th Revolution” failed to achieve most of its objectives although, at the outset, several political observers expected it to succeed. This thesis further investigates two prior revolutions that can be considered successful ones: the 1952 revolution (that ousted then President Bishara El-Khoury) and the 2005 Cedar Revolution that led to the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Lebanon. The thesis contends that by comparing these two past revolutions with the “October 17 Revolution”, one can identify the factors that were responsible for the failure of the “October 17 Revolution”. These factors can be traced to: 1) the entrenched power of the ruling sectarian elite, 2) the nature of the demands and the strategies of the protestors, 3) the role played by the army and the security forces, and 4) the role of external players. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Protest movements -- Lebanon -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Economic conditions -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Corruption -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Communalism -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Success and Failure of Revolutions in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of the October Revolution 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 201401737 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (v, 94 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Protests en_US
dc.keywords Revolution en_US
dc.keywords Economic Crisis en_US
dc.keywords Sectarianism en_US
dc.keywords Corruption en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 84-94). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.423
dc.author.email sarah.nader@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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