Political change and the outbreak of civil war

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dc.contributor.author Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-18T08:32:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-18T08:32:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2016-01-18
dc.identifier.issn 1369-8249 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2906
dc.description.abstract Although the Lebanon of post 2005 is similar in many respects to the Lebanon of the 1950s and 1970s, this article demonstrates that between 2005 and 2011 the country was in less danger of the outbreak of civil war than in 1958 or in 1975. The political circumstances that prevailed in 1958 and in 1975 had made the outbreak of a civil war in the interest of political actors. The introduction of some of the reforms introduced by the Taif Accord since 2005 made many actors more likely to use constitutional methods to resolve conflicts. When these methods failed, the protests were either peaceful or violent, but over short periods of time. On many occasions these protests brought the country to the brink of civil war. Nevertheless, these protests did not escalate into large-scale or long-term communal militant violence. This was not because of a sense of war weariness but because of the influence of the prevailing political circumstances that made the outbreak a civil war appear to be a strategic error. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Political change and the outbreak of civil war en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle The case of Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198832390 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Civil Wars en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 414-436 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698249.2011.629871 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Rowayheb, M. G. (2011). Political Change and the Outbreak of Civil War: The Case of Lebanon. Civil Wars, 13(4), 414-436. en_US
dc.author.email marwan.rowayheb@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13698249.2011.629871

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