The Lebanese Army: A National Institution in a Divided Society

The Lebanese Army: A National Institution in a Divided Society

by Oren Barak

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ISBN-13: 9780791493632
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 668 KB

About the Author

Oren Barak is Senior Lecturer of Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

Note on Transliteration xiii

Introduction 1

1 An Integrative Approach to the Military in Divided Societies 9

2 The Army and Intersectoral Relations in Lebanon 19

3 The Army and State Formation in Lebanon 35

4 The Army in Politics: From Mediator to Arbiter to Holder of the Balance 51

5 The Army In and Out of Politics: The "Duality in Power" and Its Opponents 63

6 The Gathering Storm: Regional Tensions and Their Impact on Lebanon and Its Army 77

7 The Army in the Civil War of 1975-90: Intervention and Paralysis 93

8 The Army in the Throes of Reconstruction 111

9 The Army Remains the Solution? 131

10 The Ta'if Agreement and the End of the Civil War 151

11 Resuscitation of the Army and the Restoration of State Authority in Lebanon 171

12 From Syria's Withdrawal from Lebanon to the War between Israel and Hizbullah 187

Conclusion 197

Notes 203

Bibliography 249

Index 265

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