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‘The Chosen People’ and the ‘House of Many Mansions’: managing deep divisions in the Yishuv and Lebanon during the Mandate Period

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This dissertation asks why Israel, a deeply divided society facing the same difficulties as other post-colonial states, was able to establish a stable democratic regime upon independence whereas its neighbour, Lebanon, with similar characteristics, established an unstable democracy. The question has wider implications for deeply divided post-colonial societies elsewhere and has gained greater currency in an age of civil strife and democratic retreat. By carefully tracing the political proc...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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