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Armed Struggle and the Search for State – The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Yezid Sayigh


This book spans an entire epoch in the history of the contemporary Palestinian national movement, from the establishment of Israel in 1948, to the PLO-Israel accord of 1993. Contrary to the conventional view that national liberation movements proceed with state-building only after attaining independence, the case of the PLO shows that state-building may shape political institutionalization, even in the absence of an autonomous territorial, economic, and social base. This study traces the political, ideological, and organizational evolution of the PLO and its constituent of guerrilla groups. Ta ... More

Keywords: Palestinian national movement, Israel, PLO, state-building, political institutionalization, guerrilla groups

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296430
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.001.0001


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Yezid Sayigh, author
University of Cambridge
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