Conflict and Co-existence in Lebanon
This research project examines fifty years of conflict and co-existence in Lebanon, beginning with the short 1958 civil war and ending with the May 2008 clashes in Beirut.
The project includes commissioned studies written by leading Lebanon-experts from France, UK, Canada and Lebanon to be followed by a workshop in Bergen in 2010. The papers and workshop will allow a wider examination of Lebanon’s recurring political violence. Thus, critical aspects the period 1958–2008 is examined in six commissioned papers covering: recurring "conflict events", foreign intervention, power-sharing, monopolising the use of force, the urbanisation of violence and impunity. The project has two main aims: to increase our understanding of recurring political violence in Lebanon and, through this, contribute to its prevention.
The project will be coordinated by Research director Are Knudsen (CMI) in collaboration with Dr Michael Kerr (Director of the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies and Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at King's College London).
Trial of the Status Quo: The Politics of Mediated Justice in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive
Arab Studies Journal
Competitive Clientelism in Secondary Cities: Urban Ecologies of Resistance in Lebanon
Are John Knudsen
Third World Thematics (TWT)
No city is the same: Livelihood opportunities among self-settled Syrian refugees in Beirut, Tripoli and Tyre
Considering kin and countrymen – challenges to social networks among Syrians in Tripoli, Lebanon
Supercamp: The Middle East as a Regional Zone of Containment
Are John Knudsen, Kjersti G. Berg
Gains of the Unfeasible: Manifestations of ‘Leave No One Behind’ in the United Nations’ Humanitarianism