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When Blame Backfires: Syrian Refugees and Citizen Grievances in Jordan and Lebanon

Anne Marie Baylouny


The recent influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan and Lebanon has stimulated domestic political action against these countries' governments. This is the dramatic argument at the heart of this book. The book examines the effects on Jordan and Lebanon of hosting huge numbers of Syrian refugees. How has the populace reacted to the real and perceived negative effects of the refugees? The book shows how the demographic changes that result from mass immigration put stress on existing problems in these two countries, worsening them to the point of affecting daily lives. One might expect that, as a res ... More

Keywords: Syrian refugees, Jordan, Lebanon, domestic political action, mass immigration, refugees, minorities, refugee crisis, political discontent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751516
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Marie Baylouny, author
Naval Postgraduate School