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Palestinian Politics After Arafat: A Failed National Movement (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)
Synopses & Reviews
The Palestinian national movement reached a dead-end and came close to disintegration at the beginning of the present century. The struggle for power after the death of Yasser Arafat in 2004 signaled the end of a path toward statehood prepared by the Oslo Accords a decade before. The reasons for the failure of the movement are deeply rooted in modern Palestinian history. As'ad Ghanem analyzes the internal and external events that unfolded as the Palestinian national movement became a "failed national movement," marked by internecine struggle and collapse, the failure to secure establishment of a separate state and achieve a stable peace with Israel, and the movement's declining stature within the Arab world and the international community.
About the Author
As'ad Ghanem is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science, University of Haifa. He is author of The Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel: A Political Study and The Palestinian Regime: A "Partial Democracy."
Table of Contents
Introduction: Theoretical Framework and Historical Background
1. The Israeli Post-Oslo Strategy: The Demographic Threat and the Shift from Conflict Resolution to Conflict Management
2. Israeli Public Attitudes toward Peace with the Palestinians: Which Peace?
3. Arafat's Heritage of Political Control
4. The Politics of Reform in the Palestinian National Authority
5. Palestinians in Search of Authoritative Leadership after Arafat
6. The Empowerment of Hamas and the Outbreak of Palestinian Infighting
Conclusion: Is There a Way Out of the Crisis?
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