The Open Library Project
The Open Library Project is an online resource library with readily available reference books, reports, studies, guides and tools, and fact sheets relevant to civil society and civil society organisations’ work in Lebanon.
Dossiers are sub-libraries specific to certain events or themes
Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Examining Inclusion: Disability and Community Driven Development The World Bank 2005

This note discusses the varied strategies adopted by CDD (Community Driven Development) programs to ensure the inclusion of disabled people. It is based on five case studies, which represent a... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Disability & Special Needs, Anti-Discrimination
Disability and Development: Is The Rights Model of Disability Valid in The Arab Region? An Evidence-Based Field Survey in Lebanon and Jordan Syria Regional Refugee Response 2008

This paper reviews the process and outcome of constructing a “rights model of disability” which is culturally specific to Jordan and Lebanon. The objective of the empirical part was, to survey the... [read more]

Disability & Special Needs, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Anti-Discrimination, Human Rights & Protection
The Process of Social Exclusion: The Dynamics of An Evolving Concept Brown University - Department of Sociology 2007

Most theorists maintain that social exclusion is a process, not only the condition reflecting the outcome of that process. Yet few, if any, people ever reach the ultimate end of the imagined... [read more]

Quality of Life, Social & Cultural Development, Economic Development
Child Rights Situation Analysis: Lebanon Save the Children - Sweden 2008

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international convention, confirming the commitment of the international community and governments around the world to the... [read more]

Youth, Child Rights
Women's Rights and Democracy in The Arab World Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2004

The popularity of the women’s rights cause and its obvious intrinsic merit have unfortunately generated many facile assumptions and much confusion about the conditions of women in the Middle East... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Gender
Innocenti Digest No 9 - Birth Registration: Right from The Start UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2002

The child who is not registered at birth is in danger of being shut out of society – denied the right to an official identity, a recognized name and a nationality. In 2000, an estimated 50 million... [read more]

Child Rights
Paper commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2010, Reaching the marginalized United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2009

Review of marginalisation of people with disabilities in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Using a social exclusion conceptual framework, this paper identifies several causes of marginalization of people... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Disability & Special Needs, Education
Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) 2009

The starting point for the present Report is that, since the publication of the first volume in the series, the region’s human development fault lines have grown more complex, and in some cases... [read more]

Safety & Security, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Human Rights & Protection
Civil Society and Lebanon - Towards a Hermeneutic Theory of The Public Sphere in Comparative Studies Brown Walker Press 2000

None of the English-language literature on the civil war in particular, or Lebanon in general, emphasizes civil society and public sphere theory in analyzing the historical and social forces which... [read more]

Civil Society Resources Civil Society Development
Post-Conflict Social and Livelihoods Assessment in Lebanon Consultation and Research Institute 2007

As a contribution to informing the strategic planning processes related to post-conflict reconstruction following the July 2006 conflict with Israel, the Ministry of Social Affairs initiated a... [read more]

The July, 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon Recovery & Reconstruction, Quality of Life, Policy Interventions, Social & Cultural Development, Livelihoods & Labour Rights