Conflict Transformation and the Palestinians: The Dynamics of Peace and Justice under Occupation

1st Edition

Alpaslan Ozerdem, Chuck Thiessen, Mufid Qassoum

Published November 28, 2016
Reference - 298 Pages
ISBN 9781138666535 - CAT# Y230378
Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

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This book explores the challenges of transforming the violent conflict between the State of Israel and the Palestinians into just peace.

There are many challenges involved in the bottom-up transformation of the violent structures that sustain the State of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. This book examines these structures as it assesses the actors and strategies that are contributing to the termination of cycles of violence and oppression. Consisting of contributions from both peace practitioners and academics who have conducted research within Israel and the occupied territory, the volume utilises a multidisciplinary perspective to examine promising strategies for conflict transformation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Moreover, it spells out the types of nonviolent strategy that are being used to expose and undermine occupation structures, and surveys the manner in which a variety of key actors are working towards the transformation of the ongoing conflict. As a whole, the volume presents a proposal for the transformation of the conflict between Palestinians and the State of Israel that embraces the constructive potential of conflict, engages with power asymmetry, and pushes for justice and accountability.

This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, Middle Eastern studies, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and IR in general.

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