The Lebanese Media: Anatomy of a System in Perpetual Crisis

Sarah El-Richani

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Ebook ISBN 978-1-137-60183-4
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-60280-0


This book presents an analysis of the current Lebanese media system. From a theoretical angle, it discusses the extent to which this system can be analyzed using the ideal types put forth by Hallin and Mancini in their seminal work Comparing Media Systems. Sarah El-Richani assesses the complex dimensions developed by the two scholars and utilizes their work as inspiration for a process of remodeling, amending the sub-indicators to identify salient factors and suggesting a new model. Featuring the views of over 60 stakeholders, this book gives a rare, critical, and concise account of the Lebanese media system.


-Introduction, pages 1-4

-Theoretical Overview: Comparative Media Studies and the Lebanese State, pages 5- 67

– Anatomy of the Lebanese Media, pages 69-171

– Moving Beyond: Amended Dimensions, Salient Factors—An Emerging Model, pages 173-191

– Conclusions, Contributions to the Field and Recommendations for Further Research, pages 193- 198