Political Economy of Palestine Critical, Interdisciplinary, and Decolonial Perspectives

This book explores the political economy of Palestine through critical, interdisciplinary, and decolonial perspectives, underscoring that an approach to economics that does not consider the political—a de-politicized economics—is inadequate to understanding the situation in occupied Palestine. A critical interdisciplinary approach to political economy challenges prevailing neoliberal logics and structures that reproduce racial capitalism, and explores how the political economy of occupied Palestine is shaped by processes of accumulation by exploitation and dispossession from both Israel and global business, as well as from Palestinian elites. A decolonial approach to Palestinian political economy foregrounds struggles against neoliberal and settler colonial policies and institutions, and aids in the de-fragmentation of Palestinian life, land, and political economy that the Oslo Accords perpetuated, but whose histories of de-development over all of Palestine can be traced back for over a century. The chapters in this book offer an in-depth contextualization of the Palestinian political economy, analyze the political economy of integration, fragmentation, and inequality, and explore and  problematize multiple sectors and themes of political economy in the absence of sovereignty.

Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary, and Decolonial Perspectives, Editors: Alaa Tartir, Tariq Dana, & Timothy Seidel May 2021, Published by Palgrave Macmillan

Click Here to access and read the Introductory Chapter

Click Here to read Book Feature – This Week in Palestine, August 2021. Click Here to Download as a PDF File.

Click here to read an interview with editors Alaa Tartir, Tariq Dana and Timothy Seidel at Jadaliyya, August 2021. Click Here to Download as a PDF File.

Click here to read an article Published at Progress in Political Economy (PPE), 27 July 2021. Click Here to Read the Article in French. Click Here to Read the Article in Italian. Click Here to Read the Article in Arabic 

Click here to read Book Review at Middle East Monitor, written by Ramona Wadi

Click here to read a Book Note/Book Review by Kjersti G Berg, published at PRIO’s Journal of Peace Research (JPR)

Click here to Listen to the Podcast – PRIO Mi​dEast Breakfast seminar – March 2022

Click here to read a Book Review (in Arabic) by Ikhlas Tomaleh, Vision Centre for Political Development 

Click here to read a Book Review by Rex Brynen (McGill University), published at The Middle East Journal, Middle East Institute , Spring 2022

Click here to read a Book Review by René Wildangel (International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki), published at The International Spectator, Feb 2023