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Yassin, Nasser

Works: 11 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 139 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, htt, Creator
Classifications: JQ1850.A91, 320.9174927
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Most widely held works by Nasser Yassin
Women, civil society and policy change in the Arab world( )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the ways in which Arab civil society actors have attempted to influence public policies. In particular, the book studies the drive towards a change of policies that affect women and their well-being. It does so through the lens of women civil society activism and through analysis of cases of policy reform in three Arab countries namely: Lebanon, Morocco and Yemen. The book addresses the tension between policy change and state repression; between Islamic traditional/religious values and civil/secular ones; between the formal and the informal channels for policy-making. One of the first books to reflect on the capability of Arab civil society actors to influence change, it traces recent policy evolution from before the Arab Uprisings in 2011 until the present day, and describes the limited ability of civil society actors to induce change and substantiate it over recent decades. The book explores the use of policy theories in the analysis of cases, and reflects on the possibility of applying and “adapting” those concepts, largely applied in the Western world, to encompass policymaking in the Arab world without conceptual 'overstretch'. Nasser Yassin is Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, and professor of policy and planning at the Health Management and Policy Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. Robert Hoppe is Professor of Knowledge and Public Policy in the Faculty of Management and Governance, Twente University, the Netherlands. He is also Senior Nonresidential Fellow of the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Relations, Lebanon
Political violence in post-civil war Lebanon, 1989-2007 by Are J Knudsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban dimension of civil conflict and violence : a study on the relationship between the city, conflict and violence in Beirut by Nasser Yassin( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis aims to improve our understanding of the relationship between the city and civil conflict and violence. The thesis is building on the explanation that urbanisation and cities are at the heart of societal transformation as 'complex forms of social life and not as previously reduced to a partial phenomenon, an accidental aspect or to a backdrop of societal changes. Conversely societal change not only occurs on the city-space but becomes an integral part of the makeup of the city. In relation to the subject of conflict and violence, the thesis argues that cities generate conditions that catalyse and alter related social, economic, political and cultural processes that intensify these phenomena. The city becomes . more than just 'a site where powerful external forces intersect, intensifying differences and conflicts among local groups' (Susser and Schneider, 2003:1). It acts like a prism that changes the trajectory of processes that happen initially outside its 'gates' and stirs and intensifies them generating the conditions for accelerated conflict. Reciprocally, the thesis argues that cities are shaped by the very processes that occur and intersect through them. The city, as a dynamic entity, is influenced by these processes and changes accordingly. Through studying the case of Beirut, the thesis will explain how the city and the urban condition shape social, political and spatial dynamics producing accelerated conflict and violence; and how the city in turn was shaped by these dynamics in four particulars~ #x95; Firstly, urban differentials in the settlement pattern of sectarian groups or communities in the .city and their outcome in terms ot-the relationship between the old and new urbanities #x95; Secondly, the dynamics of inter-communal social relations in the city and the role of the urban condition in shaping social interactions between communities. #x95; Thirdly, the influence of the urban condition on shaping the political process and politicisation of communities. #x95; Fourthly, the outcomes of conflict and violence on re-shaping the city and its milieus
Organized Chaos: Informal Institution Building among Palestinian Refugees in the Maashouk Gathering in South Libanon by Nasser Yassin( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent urbanization and homogenization of space and place : reconstructing the story of sectarian violence in Beirut by Nasser Yassin( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper aims at understanding the dynamics of sectarian violence in the city of Beirut, by looking at the early phase of violence in the Lebanese civil war (1975-90), and the process of dividing Beirut into various sectarian enclaves controlled by the warring militias. The paper aims to show the way in which political actors used sectarian violence as a mechanism of social, political, and territorial control. As a point of departure, the paper views the city not only as a backdrop for conflict and violence, but also as an actual target. The objectives of the paper are threefold. First, it shows how sectarian violence was not random but was, rather, a product of a lengthy process that involved calculation and some levels of planning. It includes defining one's neighbour as an enemy and as a threat. Second, it shows the measures and practices that were employed by militias to consolidate the full control of territory that entailed the transformation of space and place into homogenous entities. Third, it looks at the centrality of the concepts of homogenization of space (and place) and territoriality in the course of waging sectarian violence. -- urbanization ; cities ; urban conflict ; Lebanon
Innovation in multi-stakeholder engagement by Sami Mahroum( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No refuge : Palesitians in Lebanon( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Determinants of reported back pain among adults in Beirut by Nasser Yassin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Back pain is one of the most expensive health care problems in the world. Back pain is multifactorial in origin with various risk factors contributing to its occurrence. It is affected by a complex set of interrelated factors such as physical, psychological, and social factors in addition to conditions at work. The current study investigates the risk factors of back pain among the residents of Beirut during the 1992-93 period. Data for this study constitute a part of a population-based demographic and health survey conducted in Beirut during the above period. A total of!217 adults (> or =!S years] were interviewed where 86 (5 1 females and 35 males) reported ever having back pain. For each case of back pain, 4 controls who never reported back pain were selected. Male back pain cases were older, married, more capable of providing family needs, and less educated. They also exercised less, smoked more, consumed more alcohol, and were exposed to a higher psychological and physical demand during their working life time. However, of all these, only marital status and ever consuming alcohol were statistically significant in logistic regression analysis. For females, marital status and older age were the only significant risk factors for back pain in the bivariate analysis and marital status in the logistic regression
“There Is Zero Regulation on the Selling of Alcohol”: The Voice of the Youth on the Context and Determinants of Alcohol Drinking in Lebanon( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alcohol-related research from the Arab world has rarely touched on the experiences or views of Arab adolescents. In this article, we present an in-depth analysis of youth alcohol drinking patterns and determinants derived from focus group discussions completed with more than 100 Lebanese high school/vocational students (15–19 years). The social ecology of alcohol use framework guided our research and analysis. Findings reveal that alcohol drinking is perceived as a pervasive and serious public health problem, triggered by a complex web of social relations, and facilitated by lax policies. Recommendations to curb heavy/harmful alcohol drinking among adolescents include regulating the role of alcohol industry, providing alternative recreational spaces/pass-times, educating about alcohol-related harms, and promoting more research on alcohol and its harms. Findings confirm the social ecology of alcohol use framework, and suggest the addition of the macro level of influence to this model, namely, a comprehensive alcohol harm reduction policy
Appropriate scales and technologies for energy recovery by thermal processing of waste in the urban environment by Nasser Yassin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political Violence in Post-civil War Lebanon by Are J Knudsen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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