After a discussion of the historical background that led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority, this chapter describes the broader social and political transformations that took place in the oPt. The question of political economy is also very important … Continue reading Palestine
A discussion with ministers from Jordan & Iraq and civil society leaders from Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya and Palestine on fragility in Middle Income Countries during the WB/IMF Annual Meeting, Lima, Peru, October 8, 2015. Click here to watch the panel/debate. … Continue reading Fragility in Middle Income Countries: New Ideas for Unique Challenges
This event is the culmination of two years of research funded by the British Academy and carried out by the Council for British Research in the Levant’s East Jerusalem research centre, the Kenyon Institute. This project analysed the impact of … Continue reading From the River to the Sea: Taking the Pulse of Palestine-Israel 20 years after Oslo
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
The book’s informative and highly analytical nature provides the reader with in-depth knowledge of the root causes of de-development in the Arab World. Engaging with the book on multiple occasions rewards readers with additional insights, reflecting the book’s depth of … Continue reading Book Review – Arab Development Denied: Dynamics of Accumulation by Wars of Encroachment
Despite for many years receiving one of the highest per capita aid worldwide, the economies of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have failed to achieve any lasting developmental outcomes and suffer from major weaknesses which undermine their very survival. This book … Continue reading Book review – Why Is Aid Not Effective in the Palestinian Case And How This Can be Changed?
This book studies the role of aid in the Palestinian development and its impact on economic development. The qualitative and quantitative analysis shows that the overall impact of aid has been limited in promoting economic growth, improving people’s living standards, … Continue reading The Role of International Aid in Development: The Case of Palestine 1994-2008