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978-1-4985-3512-0 • Hardback • July 2016 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4985-3514-4 • Paperback • August 2018 • $44.99 • (£35.00)
978-1-4985-3513-7 • eBook • July 2016 • $42.50 • (£33.00)
Robert G. Rabil is professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.
Chapter 1. The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lebanon’s Dynamics: A Background
Chapter 2. The Geographical Concentrations and Evolution of the Number of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Chapter 3. The Legal Status of Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
Chapter 4. The Evolving Response to the Refugee Crisis
Chapter 5. The 3RP and the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan: Achievements and Failures
Chapter 6. Refugees and Terrorism: Culprits or Guilty by Association
[Rabil's] well-researched book considers the long-term implications for Lebanon of close to two million Syrian and Palestinian refugees who constitute about one-third of the country’s population and who jeopardize its survival as a state.The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon provides excellent statistics about the pace of Syrian refugee arrival in Lebanon, their geographical distribution, and living conditions.
— Middle East Quarterly
[Rabil's book provides] an important introduction for all readers, especially those who are not familiar with the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the struggles of host communities . . . Rabil is able to focus on the host community, while still paying respect to the hardships of refugees.
— AmeriQuests: Narrative, Law and Society
Dr. Robert G. Rabil has succeeded in using simple language to describe and explain a very complex phenomenon. He captures the essence of the current Syrian and Palestinian refugee crisis in Lebanon, and presents a lucid understanding of the human misery and political repercussion. His analysis and conclusions may be used effectively for better decision making, and if not, for the cleaner records of history.
— Chahine A. Ghais, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
Roughly one in four persons in Lebanon today is a Syrian refugee, giving the country the highest proportion of refugees in the world. Professor Rabil takes careful stock of what this means for Lebanon, the refugees it hosts, the region, and the international community. He does so with a rare ability to combine excellent scholarly analysis, personal anecdotes from his fieldwork in Lebanon, and clear, accessible language. Anyone wishing to better understand Lebanon or the complex ways in which the Syrian civil war impacts people and neighboring states will very much appreciate Professor Rabil's work.
— David Romano, Missouri State University
The refugee crisis in the Middle East has become part of the mythos of the US presidential campaign, the British exit from the EU, and at the core of exploding conflicts all over the West and the Middle East. Professor Robert Rabil has, in this exceptionally important and seminal work, given the refugee situation a face and a voice. This book should be required reading for presidential candidates to prime ministers and all the talking heads commenting on the refugee situation without any understanding of its reality on CNN, MSNBC, the BBC and other media. Professor Rabil has captured the tortured physical and legal existence of the refugees from Syria and Iraq in Lebanon and their impact on the Lebanese economy, political structure, and society. In short, this book is a most critical read for anyone trying to get a grasp of the refugee crisis confronting us today.
— Samuel M. Edelman, Academic Council for Israel; University of Miami; CSUC, Emeritus
This is an important book that deals with a painful humanitarian question, which has social, economic, demographic and, of course, political effects on both Syria and Lebanon. It is a must-read book for anyone who is interested in the challenges facing Lebanon, how severe they are, what threats they portend, and what the possible ways of dealing with them are.
— Eyal Zisser, Tel Aviv University