1st Edition

Power-Sharing after Civil War Thirty Years since Lebanon’s Taif Agreement

Edited By John Nagle, Mary-Alice Clancy Copyright 2022
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides a wide-ranging exploration of the legacy of Lebanon’s peace agreement in the 30 years since it was signed.

    The chapters in this edited volume have been written by leading scholars and provide in-depth analyses of key issues in postwar Lebanon, including the performance of power-sharing, human rights, communal memory and sectarianism, conflict and peace, militias, political parties and elections. A core strength of the book is the multidisciplinary approach to understanding postwar Lebanon, ranging from political science, international relations, sociology, conflict and peace studies, history and memory studies. The multidisciplinary character of the book allows for a rich and detailed evaluation of the ongoing legacy and consequences of Lebanon’s postwar settlement.

    The book will be of interest to scholars, students and people interested in contemporary Lebanese politics and society. It will also be attractive for a wider international audience interested in the consequences of postwar power-sharing systems and peace processes.  

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

    Introduction: Power-sharing after Civil War: Thirty Years since Lebanon’s Taif Agreement

    John Nagle and Mary-Alice Clancy

    1. Power-sharing after the Arab Spring? Insights from Lebanon’s Political Transition

    Tamirace Fakhoury

    2. Formal and Informal Consociational Institutions: A Comparison of the National Pact and the Taif Agreement in Lebanon

    Matthijs Bogaards

    3. Taif and the Lebanese State: The Political Economy of a Very Sectarian Public Sector

    Bassel F. Salloukh

    4. The Causes, Nature, and Effect of the Current Crisis of Lebanese Capitalism

    Hannes Baumann

    5. War Museums in Postwar Lebanon: Memory, Violence, and Performance

    Craig Larkin and Ella Parry-Davies

    6. National versus Communal Memory in Lebanon

    Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif and Paul Tabar

    7. The Rise of the “Resistance Axis”: Hezbollah and the Legacy of the Taif Agreement

    Samantha May


    John Nagle is Professor of Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Nagle has authored and co-authored 6 books, more than 40 articles in leading international journals and several chapter in edited books. His research primarily focusses on violently divided societies, which he explores comparatively.  

    Mary-Alice Clancy is a researcher in Northern Ireland. Educated in Boston and Belfast, Mary-Alice has written two books on Northern Ireland, and her research has been featured in the Guardian, Observer, Irish Independent, Al-Jazeera and BBC Radio 4. Mary-Alice has held academic positions at several UK universities, and has served as consultant for the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Linenhall Library in Belfast.