Policy and Time (Lebanon)

The interaction of practical times of refugee policy with long memories of displacement

Dr Fakhoury, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Lebanese American University, and who currently works on Lebanon’s refugee policy, is a Co-Investigator with the Rights4Time network. She sees the current protests in a “temporal continuum,” as a system created by particular conditions. This system, she said, not only entrenched sectarianism, but created a socioeconomics of sectarianism, so that networks and systems of protection are constantly guaranteed access to government power. This system has exacerbated social and economic problems and done little to help conditions that lead to the current economic downturn.