Alaa Tartir

Alaa Tartir
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies · Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

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Technical Report
Published in The Conversation at https://theconversation.com/arms-trade-to-africa-can-be-opaque-why-this-is-dangerous-175996
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This chapter introduces an approach to the study of Palestinian political economy that gives specific attention to critical, interdisciplinary, and decolonial perspectives. Making sense of the last quarter century, from the Oslo Accords to U.S. President Trump’s “deal of the century,” requires a critical understanding of Palestinian political econo...
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Over US$40 billion has been spent by international donors as foreign aid for Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip since the Oslo Accord was signed in 1993. This makes Palestinians one of the highest per capita recipients of non-military aid in the world. That aid was designed as development programming meant...
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"The Political Economy of Palestine is the ‘go to’ collection of timely essays committed to liberation and decolonisation. A fabulous yet daunting read." - Professor Ray Bush, University of Leeds | "This book will prove to be an essential resource for students of the Arab-Israeli conflict." - Professor Elia Zureik, Queen’s University | "This bril...
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In post-revolution Libya, the proliferation and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) became pervasive due to the ongoing political and armed conflict that succeeded the fall of Qaddafi. The continuing state of insecurity and weakness of central state authorities has led local and community-based actors to develop their own peacebuildi...
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Shir Hever. The Privatization of Israeli Security (London: Pluto Press, 2017). Pp. 256. $25.00 paper. ISBN 9780745337197. - Alaa Tartir
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Our edited volume "Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance" was featured on Jadaliyya. Online at https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/38549/Alaa-Tartir-and-Timothy-Seidel-eds,-Palestine-and-Rule-of-Power-Local-Dissent-vs-International-Governance-New-Texts-Out-Now.
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“Palestine and Rule of Power, with its exceptionally fine analytical contributions relying on the highest quality of scholarship, is an extraordinary confirmation of the vitality and resilience of the Palestinian people.” - Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, USA | “Bringing together an impressive list of scholarly and intellec...
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This book explores how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance. The book considers expressions of the rule of power in two particular ways: settler colonialism and neoliberalism. As power is always accompanied by resistance, this book engages with and explores for...
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) adopted donor-driven security sector reform (SSR) as the linchpin to its post-2007 state-building project. As SSR proceeded, the occupied West Bank became a securitized space and the theater for PA security campaigns whose ostensible purpose was to establish law and order. This chapter tackles the consequences of the...
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Since the Oslo Accords came into force in 1993, the European Union (EU) and its individual member-states have invested billions of Euros, with a view to establishing the basis for an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. As Israel’s colonization of the Palestinian West Bank has progressed, Palestinian statehood has become little more than a...
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Since the Oslo Accords came into force in 1993, the European Union (EU) and its individual member-states have invested billions of Euros, with a view to establishing the basis for an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. As Israel’s colonization of the Palestinian West Bank has progressed, Palestinian statehood has become little more than a...
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Those involved in mobilizing international law to achieve justice for the Palestinians have invoked numerous legal and governance institutions, at both international and national levels. For various reasons, international law has understandably been regarded with a high level of skepticism by many Palestinians, particularly from legitimacy and effe...
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The European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) was established in 2006 to contribute to the establishment of effective policing in support of an independent and democratic Palestinian state. EUPOL COPPS is often commended for its contribution to the professionalization of the Palestinian security sector under local...
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) adopted donor-driven security sector reform (SSR) as the linchpin to its post-2007 state-building project. As SSR proceeded, the occupied West Bank became a securitized space and the theater for PA security campaigns whose ostensible purpose was to establish law and order. This article tackles the consequences of the...
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This people-focused contribution questions fundamental assumptions about the persistence of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and discusses prerequisites for alternative strategies. It argues that without addressing people’s perceptions and beliefs, peace will remain elusive. It also argues that moving beyond the cycles of failure and impasses requi...
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This article analyses perceptions of the Palestinian Authority’s post-2007 state-building project—popularly known as ‘Fayyadism’—by assessing academic and practitioner literatures on the topic, and by drawing on the findings of ethnographic fieldwork conducted at two sites in the West Bank: Balata and Jenin refugee camps. It argues that the ethnogr...
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This article provides a contextual analysis of the evolution and reform processes of Palestinian security forces over the last two decades. It categorises the evolution of security reform processes into three phases: the Oslo Accords phase; the Second Intifada phase; and the Fayyadism phase. The article argues that despite the attempt to reverse th...
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This paper-based thesis consists of five interlinked chapters/articles that explore dimensions of both the style of governance and the state-building endeavour in the West Bank in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, primarily between 2007 and 2013. This governance and state-building project came to be known as the Fayyadist paradigm, or Fayyadism,...

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