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Spoils of Truce: Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon

Reinoud Leenders


This book documents the extensive political corruption that accompanied the reconstruction of Lebanon after the end of a decade and a half of civil war. With the signing of the Ta'if Accord in 1989, the rebuilding of the country's shattered physical infrastructure and the establishment of a functioning state apparatus became critical demands. Despite the urgent needs of its citizens, however, graft was rampant. The book describes the extent and nature of this corruption in key sectors of the Lebanese economy and government, including transportation, health care, energy, natural resources, cons ... More

Keywords: political corruption, Lebanon, civil war, Ta'if Accord, power sharing, conflict management, conflict resolution, Syria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451003
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reinoud Leenders, author
King's College