Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

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Clarendon Press, 11 груд. 1997 р. - 953 стор.
This masterly new work spans an entire epoch in the history of the contemporary Palestinian national movement, from the establishment of Israel in mandate Palestine in 1948, to the PLO-Israel accord of 1993. Contrary to the conventional view that national liberation movements proceed with state-building only after attaining independence, the case of the PLO shows that state-building may shape political institutionalization throughout the previous struggle, even in the absence of anautonomous territorial, economic, and social base. That is the central argument of this insightful study, which traces the political, ideological, and organizational evolution of the PLO and its constituent guerrilla groups. Taking the much-vaunted 'armed struggle' as its connecting theme, itshows how conflict was used to mobilize the mass constituency, assert particular discourses of revolution and nationalism, construct statist institutions, and establish the legitimacy of a new political class and bureaucratic elite. The book draws extensively on PLO archives, official publications and internal documents of the various guerilla groups, and over 400 interviews conducted by the author with the PLO rank-and-file. Its span, primary sources, and conceptual framework make thisthe definitive work on the subject.
 

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A Historical Framework
1
I Searching for Palestine 19491966
25
II Years of Revolution 19671972
143
III The StateinExile 19731982
319
Statehood into Autonomy 19831993
545
Conclusion
663
Notes
693
Bibliography
843
Index
913
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Yezid Sayigh is at University of Cambridge.

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