The crisis-ridden progress in Palestinian state formation since the signing of the Oslo Agreements raises important questions about reform priorities and the future prospects of constructing a viable Palestinian state. Were the obstacles to progress primarily due to poor governance and poor leadership on the Palestinian side, how far have corruption and the weakness of democracy in the Palestinian Authority been responsible, and what were the effects of the economic and political relationships between Israel and the emerging Palestinian state?
This book examines these key questions, and challenges the widely prevalent view that the Palestinian Authority collapsed because of its internal governance failures, its lack of commitment to democracy, and its failure to control corruption.
In this volume:
- PNA Political Institutions and the Future of State Formation
Amundsen, Inge and Basem Ezbidi
- Taxation and State Formation in Palestine 1994-2000
Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge and Adel Zagha
Midlertidig og evig: UNRWA og det palestinske flyktningespørsmålet
Kjersti G. Berg
Babylon: Norsk Tidskrift for Midtøstenstudier
Women’s informal peacebuilding in North East Nigeria
Ayesha Imam, Hauwa Biu and Maina Yahi
'He should learn that he cannot get a woman for free’: Male elopers and constructions of masculinity in the Afghan justice system
Torunn Wimpelmann, Aziz Hakimi, Masooma Sa'adat
Men and Masculinities