Statelessness and Tribal Identity on Lebanon's Eastern Borders

Dawn Chatty, Nisrine Mansour, Nasser Yassin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Lebanon's eastern borders are a particularly understudied region of the country. This area is home to a number of refugee communities (Palestinian and Armenian) as well as recently settled and displaced Bedouin from the June 1967 war. This tribal community is both invisible in some regards and prominent in others. Barred from citizenship for many years, the Bedouin community is increasingly playing an active role in Lebanon's political scene while maintaining its cross-border connections transcending the nation-state. This paper examines the multi-layered Bedouin identities in the context of Lebanon's varied citizenship categories. It assesses the significance of cross-border attachments as well as recent developments in local, national and regional politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-426
Number of pages16
JournalMediterranean Politics
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Fingerprint

statelessness
Lebanon
citizenship
regional politics
community
national politics
Armenian
nation state
refugee
politics
border

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

Cite this

Statelessness and Tribal Identity on Lebanon's Eastern Borders. / Chatty, Dawn; Mansour, Nisrine; Yassin, Nasser.

In: Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.11.2013, p. 411-426.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chatty, Dawn ; Mansour, Nisrine ; Yassin, Nasser. / Statelessness and Tribal Identity on Lebanon's Eastern Borders. In: Mediterranean Politics. 2013 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 411-426.
@article{30d24a0f4c9c4e529056f495123cb987,
title = "Statelessness and Tribal Identity on Lebanon's Eastern Borders",
abstract = "Lebanon's eastern borders are a particularly understudied region of the country. This area is home to a number of refugee communities (Palestinian and Armenian) as well as recently settled and displaced Bedouin from the June 1967 war. This tribal community is both invisible in some regards and prominent in others. Barred from citizenship for many years, the Bedouin community is increasingly playing an active role in Lebanon's political scene while maintaining its cross-border connections transcending the nation-state. This paper examines the multi-layered Bedouin identities in the context of Lebanon's varied citizenship categories. It assesses the significance of cross-border attachments as well as recent developments in local, national and regional politics.",
author = "Dawn Chatty and Nisrine Mansour and Nasser Yassin",
year = "2013",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/13629395.2013.834566",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "411--426",
journal = "Meditteranean Politics",
issn = "1362-9395",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Statelessness and Tribal Identity on Lebanon's Eastern Borders

AU - Chatty, Dawn

AU - Mansour, Nisrine

AU - Yassin, Nasser

PY - 2013/11/1

Y1 - 2013/11/1

N2 - Lebanon's eastern borders are a particularly understudied region of the country. This area is home to a number of refugee communities (Palestinian and Armenian) as well as recently settled and displaced Bedouin from the June 1967 war. This tribal community is both invisible in some regards and prominent in others. Barred from citizenship for many years, the Bedouin community is increasingly playing an active role in Lebanon's political scene while maintaining its cross-border connections transcending the nation-state. This paper examines the multi-layered Bedouin identities in the context of Lebanon's varied citizenship categories. It assesses the significance of cross-border attachments as well as recent developments in local, national and regional politics.

AB - Lebanon's eastern borders are a particularly understudied region of the country. This area is home to a number of refugee communities (Palestinian and Armenian) as well as recently settled and displaced Bedouin from the June 1967 war. This tribal community is both invisible in some regards and prominent in others. Barred from citizenship for many years, the Bedouin community is increasingly playing an active role in Lebanon's political scene while maintaining its cross-border connections transcending the nation-state. This paper examines the multi-layered Bedouin identities in the context of Lebanon's varied citizenship categories. It assesses the significance of cross-border attachments as well as recent developments in local, national and regional politics.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84887184812&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84887184812&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/13629395.2013.834566

DO - 10.1080/13629395.2013.834566

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84887184812

VL - 18

SP - 411

EP - 426

JO - Meditteranean Politics

JF - Meditteranean Politics

SN - 1362-9395

IS - 3

ER -