“What is a State without the People?”: Statehood Obsession and Denial of Rights in Palestine

The Palestinian political leadership’s obsession with the idea of statehood as a means to realise self-determination and freedom has proved to be detrimental to the struggle of decolonising Palestine. By prioritising “statehood under colonialism” instead of focusing on decolonising Palestine … Continue reading “What is a State without the People?”: Statehood Obsession and Denial of Rights in Palestine

نحو نظام سياسي فلسطيني تشاركي

ثمّة حاجة ملحّة إلى نقاش وجدل جدّيين، لإعادة تصور نظام السياسة والحكم الفلسطينيين، فثقافة الجدل هي جزء من التجديد، وإحدى الأدوات المهمة للخروج من الأزمات والانسدادات. وعليه، يرتبط تجديد الفكر السياسي الفلسطيني ارتباطاً وثيقاً بتحقيق الحرية وتقرير المصير، ولن نقترب … Continue reading نحو نظام سياسي فلسطيني تشاركي

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

Criminalising Resistance, Entrenching Neoliberalism: The Fayyadist Paradigm in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank

This paper-based thesis consists of five interlinked chapters/articles that explore dimensions of both the style of governance and the state-building endeavour in the West Bank in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, primarily between 2007 and 2013. This governance and state-building project … Continue reading Criminalising Resistance, Entrenching Neoliberalism: The Fayyadist Paradigm in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank