Neo-Liberalism for Development and Weberian State-Building in Palestine: Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and Disarmament

In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and system of governance. These transformations have created a new style of governance and state-building in the West Bank, Fayyadism. This home-grown even though externally sponsored style of … Continue reading Neo-Liberalism for Development and Weberian State-Building in Palestine: Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and Disarmament

Understanding The Fayyadism Paradigm: The ‘New’ West Bank After 2006

In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and systems of governance, and in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict dynamics. Alternative routes were pursued as a result of various multilevel interactions between inward and outward international, regional and … Continue reading Understanding The Fayyadism Paradigm: The ‘New’ West Bank After 2006

Palestine at a Crossroads: Old Occupation, New Middle East- Fayyadism and the Palestinian Spring

Advancing few arguments: The occupied state of Palestine is an outcome of the neoliberal Fayyadism paradigm and another regional and international Failure; Due to the neoliberal Fayyadism and its security agenda, there is no revolution in Palestine; Aid dependency; PA … Continue reading Palestine at a Crossroads: Old Occupation, New Middle East- Fayyadism and the Palestinian Spring

Cheap Occupation, Wasted Money, Political Guilt and Wrong Policies

Development is a cumulative, complementary, economic, social and political process that fundamentally seeks to liberate human beings from dependency and humiliation. This process emancipates human beings by freeing them from poverty, inequality, fear and oppression, empowering them to cultivate their … Continue reading Cheap Occupation, Wasted Money, Political Guilt and Wrong Policies

The Impact of the International Aid and Policy Prescriptions on the Palestinian Steadfastness and Development

Push for alternative development and aid paradigm: rights-based approach; Coalitions towards reforming the international financial institutions as the World Bank and IMF; Shift from supporting the trapped peace process, to support the steadfastness and resistance economy; and BDS can be … Continue reading The Impact of the International Aid and Policy Prescriptions on the Palestinian Steadfastness and Development

Impact of the Israeli Occupation and Apartheid on the Socio-Economic Conditions of the Palestinian Youth

Economic Perspective with Political Flavour: Launch an economic-rights campaign for Palestinian youth; Reject the so-called economic peace, better politics will do it; Help in the sustainability of the small enterprises and the innovative youth initiatives. Paper presented at the World … Continue reading Impact of the Israeli Occupation and Apartheid on the Socio-Economic Conditions of the Palestinian Youth

‘Good Governance’ for State-Building in the West Bank, Palestine: Fayyadism, Hybridity and Sovereignty

Advancing few Major Arguments: Fayyadism entrenched the occupation and Palestinians are no nearer to self-determination and sovereignty; The ‘governance without a state’ framework is peculiar in the Palestinian case; State and non-state actors co-govern, but sovereignty remains with the occupation … Continue reading ‘Good Governance’ for State-Building in the West Bank, Palestine: Fayyadism, Hybridity and Sovereignty

Neo-liberalism for Development and Statehood in Palestine:Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and State Building

In post-Arafat era, the Palestinian polity, governance systems, and the socio-economic conditions witnessed dramatic changes. ‘Fayyadism’ and ‘state-building program’ became the two ‘magical’ paradigms and the only game in town. They acquired unprecedented levels of international aid and western ‘political’ … Continue reading Neo-liberalism for Development and Statehood in Palestine:Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and State Building

Neo-liberalism for Development and Statehood in Palestine:Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and State Building

In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and system of governance. Fayyadism became the magical paradigm. It acquired unprecedented levels of international aid as an investment in building a Palestinian state. This paper aims to … Continue reading Neo-liberalism for Development and Statehood in Palestine:Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and State Building

The Politics of Knowledge Production and Circulation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

The particularity of the Palestinian case and the international attention to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, make the oPt a ‘hub’ for knowledge production, a fertile ground for mushrooming in the Middle Eastern experts and a field test for various international prescriptions. … Continue reading The Politics of Knowledge Production and Circulation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Investing in Human Security for a Future Palestinian State: In Larger Freedom and Participatory State Building

This paper aims to address the special case of human security in the absence of sovereign state, while citizens persist under prolonged occupation, and where the international community has an active role. In such case, the human security paradigm is … Continue reading Investing in Human Security for a Future Palestinian State: In Larger Freedom and Participatory State Building