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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Unraveling of Lebanon’s Taif Agreement: Limits of Sect-Based Power Sharing


While Lebanon’s sectarian power-sharing system is flawed and unraveling in many ways, it has helped keep the country at peace and provides valuable lessons for the region.
Since the upheavals that began in 2011, states in the Middle East with pluralistic, heterogeneous societies have collapsed, driving a renewed interest in sectarian power-sharing systems as possible models for these countries’ rehabilitation. Lebanon has just such a system in which religious communities share power. Although it is flawed and unraveling in many ways, it has helped keep the country at peace and provides valuable lessons for the region.http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/05/16/unraveling-of-lebanon-s-taif-agreement-limits-of-sect-based-power-sharing/iy99?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRFelpUZzBaVEl6T0dWayIsInQiOiJPS0xxMCtZSnBGV0JIbkRXWFdsclwvQjhvXC9wRVo1cjEzaFNYMkNHWjNuT1RcL1c5cVdoZ0o2UkFzOEg3Rm56SXpcL1JlOHZyUXZKVHJYWjh5M1AxWXBcL05HOVAyTENpNnc1bDRMVE9SUDA1ekFnPSJ9

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