Palestinian politics after Arafat: A failed national movement

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The Palestinian national movement reached a dead-end and came close to disintegration at the beginning of the present century. The struggle for power after the death of Yasser Arafat in 2004 signaled the end of a path toward statehood prepared by the Oslo Accords a decade before. The reasons for the failure of the movement are deeply rooted in modern Palestinian history. As'ad Ghanem analyzes the internal and external events that unfolded as the Palestinian national movement became a "failed national movement," marked by internecine struggle and collapse, the failure to secure establishment of a separate state and achieve a stable peace with Israel, and the movement's declining stature within the Arab world and the international community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalestinian Politics after Arafat
Subtitle of host publicationA Failed National Movement
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages208
ISBN (Print)9780253354273
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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