Étiqueté : Lebanon

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Religious Freedom Beyond (or Below) the Purview of the State : The Case of Lebanon

In Lebanon, protecting and defending religious freedom is not the sole business of civic associations and NGOs; it is also the lifeblood of the State. Composed of eighteen State-recognized religious communities, the country prides itself on being a reference of religious coexistence and political management of difference, despite decades of war and tensions. The Lebanese state commitment to religious freedom is enshrined in its constitution (1926),...

Beyrout, Achrafiyeh. Photo C. Pieri

The Lebanese State as Initiator of Gentrification in Achrafieh

In the past few decades, gentrification has evolved into a global urban phenomenon, as an increasing number of cities around the world are witnessing the gradual gentrification of their historical centres and adjacent quarters. Beirut presents no exception to this urban transformation; several of its neighbourhoods, such as Achrafieh, are experiencing numerous upscale real-estate developments coupled with a change in the resident population. This article aims...