Source: (2006) Project for International Development Studies, BA. Roskilde Universitetscenter

We wish to examine what the government in Lebanon is doing to achieve reconciliation and national unity between the war-torn populace. Reconciliation and national unity have two different meanings and we see the first as a tool or prerequisite for the second. We want to find out what has been done by the government and what the preliminary effects have been. Furthermore, we find it important to look at the challenges in this process and the possible obstacles to achieving reconciliation and national unity. In addition to this, we will address the society and its role in the process. This seems important, as it may serve as an indicator on which initiatives should be initiated in Lebanon today, and how the contemporary initiatives are working. We argue that if the government programmes are to work, there needs to be a wish and a will coming from the society below. (excerpt)

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