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Author Carpenter, Michael J. (Writer on the Middle East), author.

Title Palestinian popular struggle : unarmed and participatory / Michael J. Carpenter
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies on the Arab-Israeli conflict ; 25
Routledge studies on the Arab-Israeli conflict ; 25
Contents Palestinian popular struggle -- Intifada of the stones -- Popular struggle against the wall -- Global vision and new partners -- Direct action beyond the villages -- Popular committees and participatory deficits
Summary Palestinian Popular Struggle challenges conventional thinking about political action and organization. Unarmed and participatory, it offers an alternative to the seemingly failed tracks of armed struggle and diplomatic negotiations. With a discourse of rights and social justice, community-based popular committees overcome national and religious divides, drawing Jewish Israelis and diverse supporters from around the world to participate in direct-action campaigns on the ground in the West Bank. These campaigns include weekly Friday demonstrations, building camps on threatened land, reclaiming lost villages, disrupting settler commerce, and more. This book summarizes Palestinian traditions of popular struggle and presents original field research from the West Bank, drawing on several months of participant observation, over 25 hours of recorded interviews with Palestinian activists, and more than 200 questionnaires gaging public perceptions about the strategies of the popular committees. One of the book's major case studies is the village of Nabi Saleh, which recently became well known when one of its activists, a 16-year-old girl named Ahed Tamimi, was imprisoned for slapping Israeli soldiers outside her family home. The book offers insight into new waves of Palestinian popular protest, from the 2017 prayer protests in Jerusalem to the 2018 march of return in Gaza. Palestinian Popular Struggle is a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in War and Conflict Studies, Politics and the Middle East
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Michael J. Carpenter is a post-doctoral fellow with Borders in Globalization at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada. His research interests include participatory governance, civil resistance, Middle East politics, international relations, and political theory
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Subject Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000- )
Intifada (1987-1993)
Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-
Civil disobedience -- Gaza Strip -- History
Civil disobedience -- West Bank -- History
Government, Resistance to -- Gaza Strip -- History
Government, Resistance to -- West Bank -- History
Intifada, 1987-1993.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Protest movements -- Gaza Strip -- History
Protest movements -- West Bank -- History
Civil disobedience.
Government, Resistance to.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government.
Protest movements.
Gaza Strip.
West Bank.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018039449
ISBN 1351008811