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Power, politics and prestige : the business of INGO development in rural areas of Lebanon

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Durham E-Theses Power, politics and prestige : the business of INGO development in rural areas of Lebanon Crumrine, Christine How to cite: Crumrine, Christine (2003) Power, politics and prestige : the business of INGO development in rural areas of Lebanon, Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1070/ Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in Durham E-Theses • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full Durham E-Theses policy for further details. Academic Support Office, Durham University, University Office, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +44 0191 334 6107 http://etheses.dur.ac.uk 2 The copyright of this thesis rests with the author. No quotation from it should be published without his prior written consent and information derived from it should be acknowledged. Power, Politics and Prestige: the Business of INGO Development in Rural Areas of Lebanon Christine Ann Crumrine PhD Thesis The University of Durham Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 21 MAY 7nn ABSTRACT Today, in post-war Lebanon, INGOs are in a transitional phase moving from relief to full-scale development organisations. Lebanon is a multi-communal state and has witnessed numerous internal and regional conflicts that many times have turned violent. The culture is marked by persisting primary, familial, and religious identities with a high penetration of patron-client relationships. In my thesis, I attempted to address a ce

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