Lebanon's Second Republic - Hardcover
By: Kail C. Ellis; Villanova University. Center for Arab and Islamic Studies; Jāmiʻah al-Lubnānīyah al-Amīrikīyah;
Quality: Like New
Genre: Politics, Science,
Description: "A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today."--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East are examined in this collection. Looking beyond concerns of politics and international relations, the contributors examine the critical course of Muslim-Christian relations, the educational system that will enable its citizens to play a significant role in economic development, the concerns of women, and urban and ecological crises. Seeking a more thorough understanding of both Lebanon's past and its future prospects, the book will be of value not only to specialists in the area but also to students of women's issues and to those concerned with the multi-dimensional aspects of Lebanon's future. Contents Lebanon's Challenge: Reclaiming Memory and Independence, by Kail C. Ellis Overview: Lebanon as an Experiment in Multicultural Interdependence, by Hafeez Malik Part I. Lebanon and the Middle East Peace Process 1. The Regional Struggle for Lebanon, by Kail C. Ellis 2. Israeli-Lebanese Relations: A Future Imperfect? by Kirsten E. Schulze 3. The Dilemma of the Palestinians in Lebanon, by Julie Peteet 4. U.S. Policy toward Lebanon, by Kail C. Ellis Part II. Religion, Culture, and Gender 5. Muslim-Christian Relations in Lebanon: A Christian Perspective, by Paul Nabil Sayah 6. Religion and Politics: The Case of Lebanon, by Mohammad Sammak 7. Lebanon as a Regional Educational and Cultural Center, by Nabeel F. Haidar 8. Women in Postwar Lebanon, by Mona Chemali Khalaf Part III. Problems of Urbanization, Ecology, and the Economy 9. The Emerging Urban Landscape of Lebanon, by Michael F. Davie 10. The Ecological Crisis in Lebanon, by Fouad Hamdan 11. The Lebanese Economy in the Twenty-first Century, by Wassim N. Shahin Kail C. Ellis is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University.