Lebanon

Away with the System: The Arab Spring Soldiers on

by Tom Ready

A new wave of popular unrest across the Arab world has triggered claims of a second Arab Spring. The truth is that the first Arab Spring is still being played out and the underlying grievances have not changed.
At a state level, with a few notable exceptions, the political landscape of the Arab world might be characterised as […]

Lebanon’s Collective Action Problem

by Moussa Saab

A game theoretical approach can explain the post-civil war equilibrium in Lebanon and describe what has triggered the revolution. It can also show the potential to bring about a welfare-enhancing political and social equilibrium in the country.
The post-war equilibrium in Lebanon was established through the Taif Agreement in 1989. This drew to an end a 15-year civil […]

December 18th, 2019|Lebanon|1 Comment|

Are Global Youth Protests Learning from the Arab Spring?

by Alcinda Honwana

A second wave of global protests following the Arab Spring has brought youth onto the streets to voice their frustrations. United across time-zones and cultures, these young people are responding to shared challenges of political and economic exclusion. But no longer settling for a change in leadership, protesters are using new forms of mobilisation to challenge political monopolies […]

  • Permalink A march on International Women’s Day in Lebanon, 2018.   Source: Joelle Hatem Gallery

    A Reproductive Justice Framework for Queer Liberation: Perspective from Lebanon

A Reproductive Justice Framework for Queer Liberation: Perspective from Lebanon

By Roula Seghaier
This blog and others in the series are based on presentations during a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 26 February 2019.

“Does the struggle against article 534 resonate in the queer community in Lebanon?” a feminist friend inquired. The article criminalises “sex against nature” and mostly targets cis-gay men and trans women. She was reiterating a […]

November 15th, 2019|Conferences, Lebanon|0 Comments|

Rethinking Transnational Solidarities

By Nour Abu-Assab and Nof Nasser-Eddin
This blog and others in the series are based on presentations during a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 26 February 2019.

Often, in mainstream institutions, similar to the LSE and many other universities in the Global North, voices from the margin and the Global South are only allowed to be vocalised in ways […]

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