Paul Kingston

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  • Comparative Politics
  • Development Studies


  • MESc, University of Toronto
  • M.A., University of London
  • M.Phil., University of Oxford
  • D. Phil., University of Oxford

Paul Kingston



Research interests: state formation and development, historical institutionalism and the political economy of the Middle East. He has a recent book entitled Reproducing Sectarianism: Advocacy Networks and the Politics of Civil Society in Postwar Lebanon (SUNY, 2013). Other selected publications include “Minorities, Civil Society, and the State in the Contemporary Middle East: A Framework for Analysis” in Routledge Handbook on Minorities in the Middle East, ed. Paul Rowe, forthcoming; “Challenging the Gatekeepers: Disability Rights Advocacy and the Struggle for Self-Representation within Lebanon’s Postwar Sectarian Democracy”, in (eds.) Bettina von Lieres and Lawrence Piper, Mediating States and Citizens: Representing the Marginalised in the Global South, New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2015; and “The Pitfalls of Peace-Building “From Below”: Governance Promotion and Local Political Processes in Post-Conflict Lebanon” in International Journal, Spring 2012, 67, 2, p. 333-350; “

Research Interests

  • Historical Institutionalism
  • Political Economy of the Middle East

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