Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited (Innbundet)

Capital and State Building in the West Bank

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 272
Forlag: Duke University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781478011958
Kategori: Sosialantropologi og Naturvitenskap
Omtale Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited
In 2008, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad invited international investors to the first-ever Palestine Investment Conference, which was designed to jump-start the process of integrating Palestine into the global economy. As Fayyad described the conference, Palestine is "throwing a party, and the whole world is invited." In this book Kareem Rabie examines how the conference and Fayyad's rhetoric represented a wider shift in economic and political practice in ways that oriented state-scale Palestinian politics toward neoliberal globalization rather than a diplomatic two-state solution. Rabie demonstrates that private firms, international aid organizations, and the Palestinian government in the West Bank focused on large-scale private housing development in an effort toward state-scale economic stability and market building. This approach reflected the belief that a thriving private economy would lead to a free and functioning Palestinian state. Yet, as Rabie contends, these investment-based policies have maintained the status quo of occupation and Palestine's subordinate and suspended political and economic relationship with Israel.

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