Palestine-Israël : La Décolonisation Maintenant, Ensuite la Paix

Cette contribution axée sur le peuple interroge les hypothèses fondamentales concernant la persistance du conflit palestino-israélien et discute des préalables à des stratégies alternatives. Elle démontre que, si on ne s’intéresse pas aux sensibilités et aux croyances de la population, … Continue reading Palestine-Israël : La Décolonisation Maintenant, Ensuite la Paix

Securitised Peace: Criminalising Resistance and Entrenching Authoritarianism in Palestine

This talk tackles the consequences of the PA’s security campaigns in both camps from the people’s perspective through a bottom-up ethnographic methodological approach based on sixty in-depth interviews. This talk will conclude by arguing that conducting security reform within a context … Continue reading Securitised Peace: Criminalising Resistance and Entrenching Authoritarianism in Palestine

Palestine‒Israel: Decolonization Now, Peace Later

This people-focused contribution questions fundamental assumptions about the persistence of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and discusses prerequisites for alternative strategies. It argues that without addressing people’s perceptions and beliefs, peace will remain elusive. It also argues that moving beyond the cycles … Continue reading Palestine‒Israel: Decolonization Now, Peace Later

Securitised development and Palestinian authoritarianism under Fayyadism

This article analyses perceptions of the Palestinian Authority’s post-2007 state-building project—popularly known as ‘Fayyadism’—by assessing academic and practitioner literatures on the topic, and by drawing on the findings of ethnographic fieldwork conducted at two sites in the West Bank: Balata … Continue reading Securitised development and Palestinian authoritarianism under Fayyadism

Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings

Since 1993 the international community has invested more than $24 billion in ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). That aid was meant originally to support the Oslo Peace Process through economic development. However, neither peace nor development … Continue reading Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings

Book Review – Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process: Consensus and Competition in the Palestinian Negotiating Team

Ghassan Khatib was a part of the Palestinian leadership and was present during peace negotiations on the Israeli-Palestinian issue in Madrid and Washington DC. His book gives original insight and accounts from the 1990s peace process including those of the Washington … Continue reading Book Review – Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process: Consensus and Competition in the Palestinian Negotiating Team