Palestine and Rule of Power

Local Dissent vs. International Governance

  • Alaa Tartir
  • Timothy Seidel

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Resistance and Mobilization Against Apartheid, Settler Colonialism, and Repression

  3. External Intervention and International Aid

  4. Security Sector Reform, Resistance, and Authoritarianism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book


This book explores how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance. The project considers expressions of the rule of power in two particular ways: settler colonialism and neoliberalism. As power is always accompanied by resistance, the authors engage with and explores forms of everyday resistance to the logics and regimes of neoliberal governance and settler colonialism. They investigate wide-ranging issues and dynamics related to international governance, liberal peacebuilding, statebuilding, and development, the claim to politics, and the notion and practice of resistance. This work will be of interest for academics focusing on modern Middle Eastern politics, international relations, as well as for courses on contemporary conflicts, peacebuilding, and development.


Power in Palestine Israel/Palestine Conflict International Studies Association (ISA) Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Occupied Palestine Resistance in Palestine Sovereignty in Palestine International Governance in Palestine Hamas in Gaza European Union and Palestine State-Building in Palestine Aid effectiveness in Palestine Mobilization in Palestine

Editors and affiliations

  • Alaa Tartir
    • 1
  • Timothy Seidel
    • 2
  1. 1.The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Applied Social Sciences and Center for Justice and PeacebuildingEastern Mennonite UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

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