Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis


Middle East Studies

Reader 1

Heather Ferguson

Reader 2

Lara Deeb

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This thesis investigates the failed state label on Lebanon. The thesis explores how Lebanon falls under the paradigm and how Lebanon contradicts, at times, the failed state model with the inclusion of Hizbullah.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.