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The UNDP and the reconstruction of Beirut southern suburbs following the July 2006 war. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Abu Darwich, Layal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T06:03:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-15T06:03:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-04-15
dc.date.submitted 2011-02-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/383
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-117). en_US
dc.description.abstract Throughout its existence as an independent state, Lebanon has had its share of domestic strife and foreign interventions including Israeli invasion with devastating consequences. In 2005, and after the murder of the ex-premier Rafic Hariri, Lebanon entered a new era of heightened political instability. A year later, Israel launched a devastating war against Hezbollah and Lebanon which led to many civilian casualties and unprecedented damage to the country‘s infrastructure. The thesis addresses the participation of the United Nations Program in the rehabilitation of Beirut Southern Suburbs in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the July 2006 war. While the thesis sheds lights on all significant regional and international efforts to deal with the socio-economic consequences of the July war, its principal focus is on the UNDP interventions that were carried out to rehabilitate, recover and restore the lives and livelihoods in the Beirut Southern Suburbs (BSS). The thesis thus examines the accomplished and ongoing UNDP programs in the BSS in order to highlight the important albeit controversial role of international organizations (specifically the UNDP) in the long-term alteration of social and behavioral interactions with the aim of fostering peace-building and community-building. The thesis argues that such international-donor programs do not only aim to physically rebuild and rehabilitate infrastructure but have the loftier goal of laying the foundations for sustainable development and peace-building, as envisioned by the UNDP, other international organizations and Western governments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Postwar reconstruction -- Lebanon -- Beirut en_US
dc.subject Lebanon War, 2006 -- Destruction and pillage en_US
dc.subject United Nations Development Programme en_US
dc.title The UNDP and the reconstruction of Beirut southern suburbs following the July 2006 war. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Aims and achievements en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199901780 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Bassel Salloukh en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Imad Salamey en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 117 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Sami Baroudi en_US
dc.keywords Hezbollah en_US
dc.keywords Human development en_US
dc.keywords Israel en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Peace-building en_US
dc.keywords Reconstruction en_US
dc.keywords Recovery en_US
dc.keywords War en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.8


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