Lebanese-Palestinian governance interaction in the Palestinian gathering of Shabriha, south Lebanon – A tentative extension of the ‘mediated state’ from Africa to the Mediterranean
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SourceMeditteranean Politics, 20, 1, (2015), pp. 76-96
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This article offers a qualitative case study of the interaction between Lebanese state institutions and Palestinian authorities concerning the unofficial Palestinian camp of Shabriha. It particularly highlights the indirect nature of these interactions and the brokering role of Lebanese political parties. Governance in Shabriha is conceptualized as a manifestation of a ‘mediated state’, a notion that has been instrumental in understanding governance in sub-Saharan Africa but has not yet been applied to the Mediterranean. Based on empirical insights from Shabriha, the article offers a tentative reconsideration of the mediated state concept in order to extend it 84928588565to scholarship on Mediterranean politics and governance.
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