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Lebanon : Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis - B. Rubin


Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis

By: B. Rubin

Paperback Published: 17th October 2010
ISBN: 9780230623064
Number Of Pages: 244

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No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. Continually for fifty years, it has seen crisis after crisis, often drawing in direct U.S. and international involvement. Most recently, Lebanon has been the scene of a civil war, wars with Israel, a popular mass movement that expelled Syrian occupation, terror, hostage-taking, assassination, and the struggle between allies of Iran and the West. This book explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe's most dramatic and important stories.

'A rare panoptical book on Lebanon, illustrating the country's complexity and exhilarating intangibles.' - Michael Young, Opinion Editor, The Daily Star, Lebanon

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Reflections on Lebanonp. 9
What Makes Lebanon a Distinctive Country?p. 25
Lebanon's Militia Warsp. 35
Lebanon's Roller Coaster Ridep. 63
Demographic Dilemmasp. 83
Lebanon's Culture: Popular Music as a Case Studyp. 99
Lebanese Economy between Violence and Political Stalematep. 109
Islamist Groups in Lebanonp. 131
Hizballah in Lebanon: Between Tehran and Beirut, between the Struggle with Israel, and the Struggle with Israel, and the Struggle for Lebanonp. 155
The Lebanese Shi'a as a Political Communityp. 177
Israel and Lebanon: Problematic Proximityp. 195
America and the Lebanon Issuep. 213
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780230623064
ISBN-10: 0230623069
Series: Middle East in Focus
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 17th October 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1