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Producing Spoilers: Peacemaking and the Production of Enmity in a Secular Age

Joyce Dalsheim


What do Palestinian supporters of Hamas and radical Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank have to do with the international peace process, other than providing an alibi for its failure? This book argues that conventional processes of international peacemaking identify and even produce “extremist” groups as spoilers of rational processes of negotiation and compromise. But these secular peacemaking processes also shape and entrench the very ideologies of national identity, ethnic separatism, territorial control, and political sovereignty they seek to accommodate to each other. In a w ... More

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, peacemaking, enemies, spoilers, subaltern, history, historicism, nation, secular

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199944422
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joyce Dalsheim, author
University of North Carolina, Charlotte