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Les services urbains à Beyrouth : entre crise infrastructurelle et réformes contestées

Abstract : The article reviews the reform process of four sectors of urban services: waste collection, water delivery, waste water and electricity. These reforms can be read as the imposition of a neoliberal order in Lebanon. But their implementation bump into the Lebanese system based on political and sectarian clientelism, which subverts their outcomes. Three criteria are used in the analysis: the territorial dimension, with new operation perimeters, public-private partnerships; and the financing of the services. After examining the legacy of the civil war and of the reconstruction years, the article analyses each sector separately. It concludes by highlighting the partial implementation of the reforms, because of the resistance of the ruling class, and by underscoring that the infrastructural crises has led to growing social and spatial discrepancies.
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Éric Verdeil. Les services urbains à Beyrouth : entre crise infrastructurelle et réformes contestées. Géosphères, Annales de Géographie de l'Université Saint-Joseph, 2013, 33-34, pp.35-58. ⟨halshs-01093065⟩

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