Failing Peace

Failing Peace : Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

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This book is the culmination of 20 years of research, fieldwork and analysis on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the impact of Israeli occupation. Discussion of Israeli policy toward Palestinians is often regarded as a taboo subject, with the result that few people -- especially in the U.S. -- understand the origins and consequences of the conflict. Roy's book provides an indispensable context for understanding why the situation remains so intractable. The focus of Roy's work is the Gaza Strip, an area that remains consistently neglected and misunderstood despite its political centrality. Drawing on more than two thousand interviews and extensive first-hand experience, Roy chronicles the impact of Israeli occupation in Palestine over nearly a generation. Exploring the devastating consequences of socio-economic and political decline, this is a unique and powerful account of the reality of life in the West Bank and Gaza. Written by one of the world's foremost scholars of the region, it offers an unrivalled breadth of scholarship and insight.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 147.32 x 220.98 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322344
  • 9780745322346
  • 883,589

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Unique ... [Roy] is humanely rather than only professionally committed in ways that are unmatched by any other non-Palestinian scholar. ... No one has reported more accurately and scrupulously on the economic devastation attendant on the Oslo process. -- Edward W. Said I warmly recommend this work of urgent witness by one of the world's foremost experts on the de-development of the Gaza's economy, the unraveling of its society and the degradation of its physical environment. Sara Roy's essays combine hard-headed anaylsis and wise prescription with a growing realization that the Oslo process was undermining what little hope there was for a peaceful and more prosperous future. -- Roger Owen, A.J.Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard Universityshow more

About Sara Roy

Sara Roy is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. A distinguished political economist, she has written extensively on the Palestinian economy and has documented over the last three decades. She is the author of The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-development (1995, 2001), The Gaza Strip Survey (1986); editor of The Economics of Middle East Peace: A Reassessment (1999); and is currently completing Political Islam in Palestine: From Extremism to Civism.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Preface Introduction 2: Learning from the Holocaust and the 3: Israel's Military Occupation and the First Palestinian 4: Israeli Occupation and the Oslo Peace Process: 5: The Failure of "Peace" and its Consequences: 6: Conclusion Notes Indexshow more

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