The Infrastructure of Control

Neve Gordon

in Israel's Occupation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255302
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942363 | DOI:
The Infrastructure of Control

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One cannot really understand how the occupation ticked without examining, even if very briefly, the major systems and institutions that enabled all the other forms of control to work, as well as the underlying principles which informed their effective operation. Thus, before turning to describe the historical development of Israel's occupation and the different ways the inhabitants were managed, this chapter outlines the infrastructure of control: namely, the legal mechanisms, institutions, and surveillance devices that enabled the different controlling apparatuses and practices to operate. It is interesting to note that even though the occupation has dramatically changed over the years, most of the components making up the infrastructure of control have undergone only cosmetic modifications.

Keywords: occupation; legal mechanisms; institutions; surveillance

Chapter.  9787 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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