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Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine

Dana El Kurd


After the 1994 Oslo Accords, Palestinians were hopeful that an end to the Israeli occupation was within reach, and that a state would be theirs by 1999. With this promise, international powers became increasingly involved in Palestinian politics, and many shadows of statehood arose in the territories. Today, however, no state has emerged, and the occupation has become more entrenched. Concurrently, the Palestinian Authority has become increasingly authoritarian, and Palestinians ever more polarised and demobilised. Palestine is not unique in this: international involvement, and its disruptive ... More

Keywords: Palestine, authoritarianism, repression, polarization, mobilization, American intervention, social movements, protest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190095864
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190095864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana El Kurd, author
Assistant Professor, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies