Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance

This book explores how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance. The project considers expressions of the rule of power in two particular ways: settler colonialism and neoliberalism. As power is always accompanied by resistance, the authors engage with and explore forms of everyday resistance to the logics and regimes of neoliberal governance and settler colonialism. They investigate wide-ranging issues and dynamics related to international governance, liberal peacebuilding, statebuilding, and development, the claim to politics, and the notion and practice of resistance. This work will be of interest for academics focusing on modern Middle Eastern politics, international relations, as well as for courses on contemporary conflicts, peacebuilding, and development.

Tartir, Alaa, and Timothy Seidel, eds. Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

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Click Here to watch co-editor Alaa Tartir discusses Palestine and Rule of Power on the RealNews Network

Click here to read Alaa Tartir’s interview with the Graduate Institute’s Research Office (IHEID)  

Click here to read an op-ed written by Editors Timothy Seidel and Alaa Tartir (Middle East Eye) on how local resistance challenges power structures in Palestine

Click here to read Book Review at Middle East Monitor, written by Ramona Wadi. And Click here to read in Portuguese 

Click here to read an interview with editors Alaa Tartir and Timothy Seidel at Jadaliyya

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Book Talk at the Palestine Center/The Jerusalem Fund in Washington DC, 22 May 2019. Click here to Watch the Book Talk

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