Towards a representative military? The transformation of the Lebanese officer corps since 1945

Oren Barak*

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Abstract

This article discusses the transformation of the officer corps of the Lebanese Army since 1945, based on data collected on 4,453 officers who served in this institution over the years. It examines the social makeup, professional careers, and political orientation of these officers, as well as the interplay between the transformation of the officer corps over time and broader political and socioeconomic changes in Lebanon since its independence.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)75-93
Number of pages19
JournalMiddle East Journal
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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