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The post-Gulf War I period witnessed relative stability among the confessional groups in Lebanon and a revival of the confessional consociational state.
Yet, such a pressure, amid deep sectarian division, failed to revive or even stabilize the corporate consociational state (Baroudi & Salamey, 2008; Salamey and Payne, 2008).
Finally, both France and Saudi Arabia began to yield to the notion that the prospect of the corporate consociational state in Lebanon cannot be achieved without the direct support and approval of Syria, Iran, and their Lebanese sectarian allies.
The viability and stability of a sectarian based consociational state has proven difficult, if not impossible, to be achieved amid the turbulent regional and international political environment.