Factors behind the fragmentation of the Lebanese Maronites after the 1975 Civil War

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dc.contributor.author Rowayheb, Marwan George
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-27T06:32:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-27T06:32:57Z
dc.date.copyright 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8217
dc.description.abstract This thesis will make an important contribution to the ready political literature on the situation of the Maronites in Lebanon. Since the Maronites are a key group in the Lebanese political equation, no understanding of the country's political dilemma today can be realized without perceiving the problems of this Christian group and its likely future evolution. Today, the Maronite community is politically marginalized and seriously divided. What explains their present problems? This thesis asserts that with the outbreak of the civil war, the pressures made upon the Maronites started to increase producing reactions that had negative effects on their cohesiveness. I studied political fragmentation within the Maronite community in the light of the following general research questions: First, to what extent does a threatening situation increase leadership problems? Second, does quest for foreign assistance increase the gap between the group leaders? Third, to what extent would divergences of opinion about the meaning and outcomes of defeat contribute to loss of cohesion? In my study I examined three main factors leading to Maronite fragmentation through the theory of Lewis Coser and Georg Simmel. These factors are: 1. Leadership problems; 2. Foreign connection; 3. Defeat. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanon--History--Civil war, 1978-1990 en_US
dc.subject Lebanon--Politics and government--1975-1990 en_US
dc.title Factors behind the fragmentation of the Lebanese Maronites after the 1975 Civil War en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198832390 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc xi, 120 leaves en_US
dc.author.advisor Harik, Judith
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Rowayheb, M. G. (1995). Factors behind the fragmentation of the Lebanese Maronites after the 1975 Civil War-by Marwan George Rowayheb (Doctoral dissertation). en_US
dc.author.email marwan.rowayheb@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://scholarworks.aub.edu.lb/handle/10938/4964 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Amercian University of Beirut en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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