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War and state formation in Lebanon: can Tilly be applied to the developing world?
Abstract State formation in the developing world can be explained as growing centralisation and institutionalisation. To understand why some states struggle with state formation, or the processes ofExpand
The Lebanese Civil War and post-conflict power sharing: continuation of conflict dynamics in post-conflict environments
ABSTRACTLebanese political dynamics are often characterized by political confessionalism, neo-liberal economics, corruption, and its particularity as an Arab state with Western social orientations....
Re-orienting Western notions of the state: From the Ottoman Empire to the present
Recently there has been increased discussion on statehood, the modern state, and sovereignty framed by the events of the 2011 Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War, and the weak state in Iraq. Indeed,Expand
Book Review: John Chalcraft’s ‘Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East’
John Chalcraft’s recent book Popular Politics: In the Making of the Modern Middle East sets out to accomplish two difficult tasks: first, the book provides a survey history of contentious politics inExpand