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Law, Violence and Sovereignty among West Bank Palestinians

ISBN-10: 0521868068

ISBN-13: 9780521868068

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tobias Kelly, Chris Arup, Martin Chanock, Pat O'Malley, Sally Engle Merry

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As the Oslo Peace Process has given way to the violence of the second intifada, this book explores the continuing legacy of Oslo in the everyday life of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Taking a perspective that sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a conflict over the distribution of legal rights, it focuses on the daily concerns of West Bank Palestinians, and explores the meanings, limitations and potential of legal claims in the context of the region's structures of governance. Kelly argues that fundamental contradictions in the process through which the West Bank has been ruled and misruled have resulted in an unstable mixture of legality, fear and uncertainty. Based on long term ethnographic fieldwork, this book provides an insight into how the wider Middle East conflict manifests itself through the daily encounters of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians, offering an evocative and theoretically informed account of the relationship between law, peace-building and violence.
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Tobias Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Glossary of organisations and acronyms
Map
Introduction
Understanding rights claims
'Jurisdictional politics' in the occupied West Bank
West Bank Palestinians across the Green Line
Claiming labour rights in the West Bank
The Palestinian National Authority and the 'national interest'
Conclusion
References
Index