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The breakdown of the state in Lebanon, 1967-1976 / Farid el Khazen.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2000.
432 p. ; 24 cm.
Civil War, 1975-1990
Politics and government
Religion and state
Power (Social sciences)
Elite (Social sciences)
Centre for Lebanese Studies (Great Britain)
This study argues that the Lebanese state broke down between 1967 and 1976 because of its vulnerability as a democratic state, faced with contentious situations directly linked to issues that constitute the core of official state ideology.
Published in association with the Centre for Lebanese Studies.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-417) and index.
pt. I. Introduction. p. 1.
1. Situating the Breakdown. p. 3.
2. Shortcomings of the Lebanese System in the Pre-War Period: The Academic Debate. p. 13.
pt. II. Political and Communal Scene in Pre-War Lebanon. p. 29.
3. Uneven Communal Development of Lebanese Society. p. 31.
4. Varying Paths of Communal Za'ama: Maronite and Sunni. p. 50.
5. Communal Disparities and State Policies. p. 57.
6. Age of Ideology and Mass Politics. p. 73.
pt. III. Lebanese State and the Arab State System. p. 87.
7. State-Society Relations: Situating the Lebanese State. p. 89.
8. Lebanese State and the Arab State System: Varying Paths to Power. p. 99.
9. Porous Lebanese State and the Arab State System. p. 110.
10. PLO Defiance of State Authority: Jordan Versus Lebanon. p. 123.
pt. IV. Post-1967 PLO and Lebanese Politics. p. 129.
11. Palestinian Presence in Lebanon until 1968. p. 131.
12. Making of the Cairo Agreement. p. 140.
13. Limits to State Power: Chehabism and the PLO. p. 176.
pt. V. Political Process: Internal and External Dimensions, 1970-1974. p. 185.
14. Years of Uncertainty, 1970-72. p. 187.
15. Year of Living Dangerously, 1973. p. 203.
16. Aftershocks of the 1973 War and Lebanese Politics, 1974. p. 218.
pt. VI. Pre-War Scene. p. 235.
17. Internal Scene Prior to the Outbreak of War. p. 237.
18. Power-Sharing: From Independence to the War. p. 241.
19. Socio-Economic Factors and the War. p. 250.
20. Sidon Disturbances: Fisherman's Protest or a Palestinian Show of Force?. p. 267.
pt. VII. Lebanon's Multifacted War: 1975-76. p. 283.
21. 'Ayn al-Rummaneh Confrontation: The Inevitable Trigger. p. 285.
22. Breakdown of the Confessional Political Process. p. 293.
23. Anarchy, Wartime Reform and Dialogue. p. 306.
24. Changing War: The Constitutional Document and its Aftermath. p. 323.
25. Palestinian-Syrian War. p. 339.
26. Ending the War. p. 352.
pt. VIII. Inevitable Breakdown. p. 359.
27. PLO Armed Presence and its Impact on Lebanese Politics and Society. p. 361.
28. Conflicting Images of the State and its Structural Dichotomy. p. 379.
29. Inevitable Confrontation: A State in Search of Stability, A Revolution in Search of a State. p. 385.
30. War Continues: The Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Arab 'Civil War'. p. 394.
Index. p. 418.
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