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Human (in)security: Palestinian perceptions of security in and around the refugee camps in Lebanon

Show simple item record Long, Taylor Hanafi, Sari 2022-12-27T08:47:56Z 2022-12-27T08:47:56Z 2010-10-27
dc.identifier.citation Long, Taylor, and Sari Hanafi. "Human (in)Security: Palestinian Perceptions of Security in and Around the Refugee Camps in Lebanon." Conflict, Security & Development, vol. 10, no. 5, 2010, pp. 673-692.
dc.identifier.issn 1467-8802
dc.description.abstract Based upon over 20 hours of focus groups and in-depth interviews with diverse representation from three Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, the authors analyse Palestinian perceptions of both Lebanese and Palestinian security institutions, detailing the ways in which conventional, state-centric approaches to security by both parties have been insufficient. Special attention is paid to the new security regime in the Nahr al-Bared camp, which was destroyed in 2007 during a protracted battle between the Lebanese army and the militant Islamist group Fatah al-Islam. This is because the Government of Lebanon has made clear its intention that this regime serve as a model for the country's other 11 camps. Ultimately, the authors argue, Palestinian human security is inextricably linked to Lebanese sovereignty and national security, and the improvement of Palestinian human security will yield tangible security benefits for Lebanese and Palestinians alike. Rather than presume to speak on behalf of all Palestinians in Lebanon, the authors have instead opted to present detailed-and sometimes contradictory-quotations from Palestinians interviewed on such subjects as arms, violent extremism, Lebanese-Palestinian relations and the protection of human rights.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group
dc.subject Palestinian refugee
dc.subject Lebanon
dc.subject state-centric approach
dc.subject national security
dc.title Human (in)security: Palestinian perceptions of security in and around the refugee camps in Lebanon
dc.type Article

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