Tag: Lea Baroudi

Protest to politics? Lessons & narratives from Lebanon’s 2018 elections


Last year, elements of civil society ran against the established traditional political parties in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, drawing on the experience of the 2016 Beirut Madinati (“Beirut is my City”)… Read more »

Lebanon’s emerging protest movement prompts anti-corruption pledge


Lebanon’s government has vowed to end corruption following a week of street protests. The protesters were demonstrating against tax hikes which the government claims are necessary to fund an overdue… Read more »

Identity and interests trump ideology in countering sectarian radicalization


Extremist groups are able to recruit marginalized, impoverished youths because they give them a sense of belonging and identity, not because of their ideological appeal, says a leading Lebanese civil… Read more »