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
Sheikhs and the City: Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon
Are John Knudsen
Conflict and Society
The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa
Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen
Health and Human Rights Journal
Interim Governance Arrangements in Post-Conflict and Fragile Settings
Women’s informal peacebuilding in North East Nigeria
Ayesha Imam, Hauwa Biu and Maina Yahi
Gender, Violence and Competing Sovereign Claims in Afghanistan
COVID-19 and the urgent need to protect Sudanese women against violence
Samia al-Nagar, Liv Tønnessen
The Helpers and the Helped: Troubling Ideas of Human Worth in Humanitarianism