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Lebanon's perilous balancing act

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dc.contributor.author Fakhoury, Tamirace
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-07T09:52:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-07T09:52:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1944-785X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8286
dc.description.abstract Comprised of eighteen officially recognized ethno-sectarian communities, Lebanon is a striking example of a state that is deeply divided yet has a consensus-oriented government. While the ripple effects of the Arab Spring have spread throughout the region, Lebanon has remained relatively calm. In contrast with neighboring countries, the level of state repression has remained low. Conflicting interests and struggles over the spoils of power have weakened governance structures, enabling outside conflict to seep into Lebanon. While the Arab protest wave stirred polarizing discourses in Lebanon, the war in Syria has had far more severe effects on its small neighbor. The aims of this approach would be to loosen the elite's grip on economic and political power, strengthen governing institutions, and bolster social cohesion. In a region shaken by state erosion and sectarian violence, the fragile Lebanese polity must rise to the task of effective governance. It can do so only if its gatekeepers implement the politics of power sharing in a more inclusive way. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Lebanon's perilous balancing act en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199201310 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Current History en_US
dc.journal.volume 114 en_US
dc.journal.issue 776 en_US
dc.article.pages 349-354 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fakhoury, T. (2015). Lebanon's perilous balancing act. Current History, 114(776), 349. en_US
dc.author.email tamirace.fakhoury@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://search.proquest.com/docview/1749277238?pq-origsite=gscholar en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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