Criminalizing Resistance: The Cases of Balata and Jenin Refugee Camps

Abstract: The Palestinian Authority (PA) adopted donor-driven security sector reform (SSR) as the linchpin to its post-2007 state-building project. As SSR proceeded, the occupied West Bank became a securitized space and the theater for PA security campaigns whose ostensible purpose … Continue reading Criminalizing Resistance: The Cases of Balata and Jenin Refugee Camps

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

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

Wanted Alternative: Challenging Oslo Economic Neo-liberalism and Advancing Resistance Economy

Since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority two decades ago after signing the Oslo Peace Accords, the nascent Palestinian governing body adopted a neoliberal economic agenda and aimed to transform Palestine into Singapore according to the official narrative. The adoption … Continue reading Wanted Alternative: Challenging Oslo Economic Neo-liberalism and Advancing Resistance Economy

Wanted Alternative: Challenging Oslo Economic Neo-liberalism and Advancing Resistance Economy

Since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority two decades ago after signing the Oslo Peace Accords, the nascent Palestinian governing body adopted a neoliberal economic agenda and aimed to transform Palestine into Singapore according to the official narrative. The adoption … Continue reading Wanted Alternative: Challenging Oslo Economic Neo-liberalism and Advancing Resistance Economy