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Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

Nathan Brown

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520237629
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937789 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520237629.001.0001
Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

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This book does what hostilities in the Middle East have made nearly impossible: it offers a measured, internal perspective on Palestinian politics, viewing emerging political patterns from the Palestinian point of view rather than through the prism of the Arab–Israeli conflict. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork, interviews with Palestinian leaders, and an extensive survey of Arabic-language writings and documents, it presents the meaning of state building and self-reliance as Palestinians themselves have understood them in the years between 1993 and 2002. The author focuses his work on five areas: legal development, constitution drafting, the Palestinian Legislative Council, civil society, and the effort to write a new curriculum. His book shows how Palestinians have understood efforts at building institutions as acts of resumption rather than creation—with activists and leaders seeing themselves as recovering from an interrupted past, Palestinians seeking to rejoin the Arab world by building their new institutions on Arab models, and many Palestinian reformers taking the Oslo Accords as an occasion to resume normal political life. Providing a vantage point on most of the issues of Palestinian reform and governance that have emerged in recent policy debates—issues such as corruption, constitutionalism, democracy, and rule of law—this book helps to put Palestinian aspirations and accomplishments in their proper context within a long and complex history, and within the larger Arab world.

Keywords: Arab–Israeli conflict; fieldwork; interviews; Arabic-language writings; Arabic-language documents; state building; legal development; constitution drafting; Palestinian Legislative Council; civil society

Book.  334 pages. 

Subjects: Asian History

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Resuming Arab Palestine in Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

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Constituting and Reconstituting Palestine in Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

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Inventing a Parliament in Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

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Civil Society in Theory and Practice in Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

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Conclusion in Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords

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