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Consociationalism in Lebanon: A Case Study on the Functionality of the Consociational Political System in Lebanon
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research seeks to answer how a consociational political model works in practice in the case of Lebanon. Through an examination of Lebanon’s political system and its power-sharing formula, the case study identifies the four pillars of consociationalism, i.e. grand coalition, minority veto, proportional representation and segmental autonomy, and studies their functionality after the Ta’if Agreement was reached in 1989. Although the agreement ended the Lebanese civil war, it did not provide much in regards to the political system. The study concludes that the four pillars are extremely weak in Lebanon and that the consociational system rather reinforces differences in the Lebanese society instead of neutralizing them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
Lebanon, democracy, consociationalism, Ta’if Agreement, sectarianism, political system, confessionalism
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Globalisation Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-338816OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-338816DiVA, id: diva2:1173731
Subject / course
Development Studies
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies
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Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-13 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved

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