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dc.contributor.advisor Seikaly, Sherene
dc.contributor.advisor McMahon, Sean
dc.contributor.advisor Hamdy, Iman Simpson, Adam
dc.creator Simpson, Adam 2012-05-19T10:14:36Z 2012-05-19T16:00:04Z 2012 Spring 2012-05-19T10:14:36Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis seeks to interrogate the consolidation of authoritarianism in the Palestinian Authority (PA) under the ultimate sovereignty of Israel. While the PA was ostensibly created to serve as the predecessor to a liberated Palestinian state, Israel, the occupying power, has retained ultimate control and effectively used the concept of Palestinian self-rule to managing the occupation. The 1993 Oslo Accords stated intent to slowly cede different levels of jurisdiction and power to the newly created the PA, while relegating the larger â final statusâ issues to be dealt with at a later date. The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) that was party to the Oslo Accords had pursued armed struggle as the path to liberation, pursuant to its original 1968 charter. However, the lack of political progress, particularly toward ending the Israeli occupation, led to popular frustration that culminated in the popular uprising that was the first intifada. This uprising against the occupation began as a grassroots mobilization that demonstrated Palestinian refusal to continue living under occupation while the PLO conducted the struggle from exile. It also demonstrated a challenge to the PLO's relevance in their continued failure to challenge Israel's power or affect political change for those Palestinians under occupation. Though it was the Oslo Accords that stipulated the transition, the PA's power came from Israel. Since the creation and growth of the PA were the result of negotiations with Israel, its further development was beholden to Israel. en
dc.format.medium theses en
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dc.subject Palestinian Authority en
dc.subject Oslo Accords en
dc.subject Authoritarianism en
dc.subject Peace-building en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace.
dc.subject.lcsh Israel -- Relations -- West Bank.
dc.subject.lcsh West Bank -- Relations -- Israel.
dc.subject.lcsh Israel -- Relations -- Gaza Strip.
dc.subject.lcsh Gaza Strip -- Relations -- Israel.
dc.title The occupier's autocracy: a contextual analysis of the consolidation of authoritarianism in the Palestinian Authority en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Middle East Studies en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en

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