The paradox of power-sharing: stability and fragility in postwar Lebanon

@article{Rizkallah2017ThePO,
  title={The paradox of power-sharing: stability and fragility in postwar Lebanon},
  author={Amanda Rizkallah},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={40},
  pages={2058 - 2076}
}
ABSTRACT This article examines the consequences of civil war and power-sharing settlements for the development of sectarian networks of mobilization. While power-sharing presents a viable mechanism for ending civil war, it allows the participating militias-turned-parties access to state resources and leaves their population networks and organizations intact. This continuity reduces the militias-turned-parties’ start-up costs for violent mobilization in the future, enabling them to mobilize more… Expand
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