This thesis argues that the existing conflictual tendencies in the Lebanese
social structure have generated long term and continued cleavages and disharmony
in Lebanese society and polity. Many interpretations have been offered to explain this conflict, but previous research on its genesis and outcome has focused mainly on
variables whose main focus lie outside the social structure. This study deliberately avoids an analysis of external factors. It, rather, concentrates on the role played by...[Show more]
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