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Sectarianism, centralized political system, and the failure of the state. (c2016)

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dc.contributor.author Andraos, Martine
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-08T11:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-08T11:03:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2016-04-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4901
dc.description.abstract This thesis had demonstrated that sectarian affiliations are of a primordial nature and continue to determine how the Lebanese interact politically and socially with each other. Nevertheless, it argued that they should not be held responsible for inter-sectarian conflicts that have been taking place in Lebanon since the 1950s. This thesis demonstrated that the real cause behind these inter sectarian conflicts lies in the adoption of a consociational and highly centralized political system. The inability of the Lebanese political system to function properly did not assist in making the Lebanese sects coexist together peacefully. It even intensified inter-sectarian tensions, fear and lack of trust. Its failures had encouraged factions and groups within each sect to continuously attempt to impose, through illegitimate means and foreign support, their de facto rule of law over geographical locations where the majority of the population shared with them the same sectarian affiliation. This thesis concludes by proposing the replacement of consociationalism and centralization with a federal system. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Communalism -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Social conflict -- Lebanon -- Religious aspects en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 20th century en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Sectarianism, centralized political system, and the failure of the state. (c2016) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Lebanon's new perspective 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 200802706 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Malik, Habib
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 137 leaves; map; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.keywords Sectarianism en_US
dc.keywords Primordialism en_US
dc.keywords Political System en_US
dc.keywords Centralized Political System en_US
dc.keywords Consociational Political System en_US
dc.keywords Sectarian Tension en_US
dc.keywords Governmental Deadlocks en_US
dc.keywords Rule of Law en_US
dc.keywords Rights and freedoms en_US
dc.keywords Militia Rule en_US
dc.keywords Foreign Intervention en_US
dc.keywords Federalism en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 128-136. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2016.27 en_US
dc.author.email martine.andraos@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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