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FACULTY OF LAW & POLITICAL SCIENCE

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  • Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene; Hourani, Guita; Fakih, Khaled; Labaki, Georges (Notre Dame University-LouaizeLebanese Emigration Research Center, 2005)
  • Mukarzel, Rima (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-07)
    The impact of the Russo-Ukrainian War on European security dynamics cannot be underestimated. This research provides an extensive analysis of how this war has affected various aspects across eight chapters. It delves into regional dynamics with a special focus on how countries like those in the Baltic region have responded to changing security threats by prioritizing defense measures and promoting cooperation within their region. Additionally, it considers NATO's role in managing security implications generated by this conflict while emphasizing that achieving credible deterrence without unintended ...
  • Ketchedjian, Jack (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-11)
    This research paper explores the different methods and means utilized in Russian foreign policy as Moscow, under Vladimir Putin’s leadership, attempts to restore a multipolar international system. Putin’s rise to power has seen a restoration of national Russian identity and a diversified approach to the execution of foreign policy. This study has compiled and analyzed evidence, facts, and documents to portray how the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the 2015 military intervention in Syria are pivotal in the general trend observed in Russian foreign policy under Putin. By applying Neorealist and ...
  • Najjar, Najib (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    Infrastructure privatization is initiated through various modes by different countries and can generally include the construction of new privately owned facilities, privatization of existing facilities, concessions or leases, and project financing. B.O.T. [Build-Operate- Transfer] means the government grants investment enterprises an operational concession for a period, permits them to construct and administrate certain public infrastructures by financing, and authorizes them to pay off loans, reclaim investment and make a profit through charging from users or selling products. At the expiration ...
  • Rivera, Daniel F. (Notre Dame University-Louaizé, 2008)
  • Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene; El-Hindy, Elie; Hourani, Guita; Benedek, Wolfgang; Heschl, Lisa; Leichtfried, Anna Maria; Ćerimagić, Adnan; Gabrichidze, Gaga; Kobakhidze, Irakli; Murati E.Rma, Valon (European Parliament, 2011)
    Cooperation with third states constitutes an important pillar of the EU’s migration policy. This study analyses to which extent the cooperation between the EU and its neighbouring countries had an impact on the protection of the rights of migrants and refugees in the respective countries. It gives a general overview of the state of the art of national migration policies and legislations in the Eastern and Western European neighbourhood and the Western Balkan states. .Three case studies on Georgia, Kosovo and Lebanon illustrate further the country specific situation of migrants and refugees ...
  • Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene; Hourani, Guita (European University Institute, 2011)
  • Hourani, Guita G.; Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene; European University Institute; Robert Schuman Centre (European University Institute, 2007)
  • Hourani, Guita G.; Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene; Notre Dame University-Louaize; Lebanese Emigration Research Center (NDU Press, 2006)
  • Sensenig, Eugene; El Helou, Rouba; Malek, Rima (Axiom Academic Publisher, 2023)
    The prevalent approach to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Creative Commons (CC) in Lebanon during the last two decades has been a manifestation of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ in the digital sphere. The experience of the 2019 popular uprising (‘Thawra’) and ensuing 2020-2021 Covid 19 Lockdown, however, Covid 19 provide examples of an alternative ‘Governing the Commons’ in which users of shared goods and resources can transcend narrow self-interest and work for sustainable value management collectively. Using a contrapuntal approach, two intertwined storylines will be assessed, ...
  • Hindi, Pamela (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    Political grief is a type of shared sadness that happens in the wake of perceived unfair or avoidable occurrences. It is a shared emotion that affects individuals, communities, and countries. The goal of the thesis is to research the psychological and emotional impacts of political mourning on individuals and communities, relate it to human rights, and look at how political grief manifests itself after a terrible incident. This thesis examines the idea of political grieving in Lebanon in the wake of the 2020 Beirut explosion, which resulted in more than 200 fatalities, tens of thousands of ...
  • Souad, Rami (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-02)
    2015 was a revolutionary year in Saudi Arabian history, marked by the controversial ascension to power of Crown Prince Mohammad Ben Salman, son of King Salman. During his subsequent reign, Crown Prince Ben Salman has set the firm objective of restoring Saudi Hegemony, a goal which he is concurrently pursuing ever since using a combination of changes implemented to domestic and foreign affairs. Whilst enforcing a change in historical political narrative in such short period of time is painted as unrealistic and unachievable, Mohammad Ben Salman’s ambition and determination, combined with his ...
  • Sweidan, Mohamad Hasan (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023)
    This study investigates the impact of civil-military relations within Türkiye on its foreign policy decisions in the MENA region from 2002 onwards. The hypothesis posits that the various phases of civil-military competition in Türkiye significantly influenced the Turkish government's foreign policies towards the MENA region during the Justice and Development Party’s rule. To address this question, the study examines the history of civil-military relations in Türkiye, focusing on the four military coups that occurred since the year 1923 and till the end of the 90s. The study also focuses on the ...
  • El Amine, Ruba (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    This research study examines the economic and diplomatic strategies of GCC countries (Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, and Saudi Arabia). It aims to analyze strengths, weaknesses, and challenges faced, as well as gaps in existing literature. Research questions focus on economic diplomacy, strategies employed by GCC countries, and gaps in current literature. The study begins with an introduction to the GCC countries and member states, followed by research objectives, scope, and limitations. A literature review explores economic strategies and diplomatic approaches, highlighting gaps in comparative studies, ...
  • Abou Chakra, Cynthia (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2023-05)
    This research delves into the geoeconomic dynamics of energy security and the influence of strategic resource policies on international relations. It examines how nations strategically manage their energy resources to gain political leverage and shape global dynamics. The study investigates the interplay between energy markets, geopolitical interests, and state policies, providing valuable insights into the intricate nature of resource-based power struggles. By analyzing case studies and employing theoretical frameworks, the research sheds light on the complex interactions between energy security, ...
  • Abi Adam, Maya Michel (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2014)
    The revival of the Lebanese public administration is necessary for restoring the basic role and services of the Lebanese government. In 2011, The Office of Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) presented the “Strategy for the Reform and Development of Public Administration in Lebanon.” The reform strategy is laced with words like “empowerment”, “business re-engineering”, “benchmarking”, “learning organization”… it seems that New Public Management principles inspired the reform framework designed by OMSAR. The intention of this study is to increase the understanding of the 2011 ...
  • Ajayi, Alexander Temitope A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2014)
    The Thesis examines the possibility and benefits of incorporation of human rights into Nigeria’s foreign policy especially through the use of its Technical Aid Crops (TAC) Scheme which was designed to facilitate manpower development assistance to countries in African, Caribbean and pacific (ACP) regions. It departs from the literature on Nigeria’s foreign Policy and argue that, though a concept still in its infancy as far as the conceptualization of basic components of Nigeria foreign policy is concerned, human rights issues have become a veritable aspect of contemporary inter-state relations ...
  • Karam, Myriam A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    Studying and analyzing local perceptions of peacekeeping missions have recently headed the forefront of United Nations peacekeeping objectives. UNIFIL which has been present for more than 35 years in Southern Lebanon has long sought to interact with the local population within an environment that is politically and economically challenging. This paper aimed at studying the perception of the local population towards UNIFIL. By reviewing the long years of interaction since the mission’s inception in 1978, UNIFILs’ humanitarian services and projects created a climate of positive interaction within ...
  • Bou Farraa, Sayed G. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2016)
    The focus of this thesis research revolves around two hypotheses in an attempt to find out which is more accurate in today’s globalized and industrialized world. The first hypothesis looks at oil as bringing harm to the Arab world, while the second one considers oil as being a blessing and a tool of development. Oil, despite the numerous benefits and blessings that it brought to the Arab world, according to scholars, has also had a negative impact on the political landscape and socioeconomic conditions of several Arab Countries. This research intends to highlight the pros and cons related to ...
  • Angelini, Manuella (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022)
    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine war and the United States' behaviors and actions during the Ukraine crisis in order to understand why the conflict resulted in a geopolitical power struggle. Because the current debate is rife with biased information and propaganda, this thesis seeks to objectively observe the behaviors and actions of both sides in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of their roles in the crisis. It is qualitative because it investigates this specific conflict using multiple sources to gain an in-depth understanding ...

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