Palestinian Studies

Rethinking Statehood in Palestine

Self-Determination and De-Colonization Beyond Partition

Rethinking Statehood in Palestine - Book CoverAbout the Author:

Leila H. Farsakh is an associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation and co-editor of The Arab and Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond.

DescriptionThe quest for an inclusive and independent state has been at the center of the Palestinian national struggle for a very long time. This book critically explores the meaning of Palestinian statehood and the challenges that face alternative models to it. Giving prominence to a young set of diverse Palestinian scholars, this groundbreaking book shows how notions of citizenship, sovereignty, and nationhood are being rethought within the broader context of decolonization. Bringing forth critical and multifaceted engagements with what modern Palestinian self-determination entails, Rethinking Statehood sets the terms of debate for the future of Palestine beyond partition.

October 2021 Paperback

$34.95,  £27.00

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