Subjective Perceptions of Security in Lebanon

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  • Reinstating the state monopoly on the legitimate use of force continues to be the key strategy used to pacify conflict zones and rebuild so-called ‘fragile states’. At the same time, the empirically measurable effects of state armed forces extending their reach throughout their country on people’s security are at best ambivalent. This project investigates the often paradoxical relationship between the processes of security production in the local security arena and inhabitants’ perceptions of their own security.

    The workshop is organised in the context of the multi-year research project at the GIGA: “The Monopoly on the Use of Force and Paradoxes of Security – Discrepancies between Objective and Subjective Security in the Central African Republic and Lebanon” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG).


    The SmallVille Hotel – Damascus Road, Museum District, Badaro, Beirut, Beirut



    By invitation

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    Dr. Stephan Rosiny

    Former GIGA Team member


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