This book explores the development of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) from a liberation movement to a national authority, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Based on intensive fieldwork in the West Bank, Gaza and Cairo, Nigel Parsons analyzes Palestinian internal politics and their institutional-building by looking at the development of the PLO. Drawing on interviews with leading figures in the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, delegates to the negotiations with Israel, and the Palestinian political opposition, it is a timely account of the Israel/Palestine conf
Book Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedications; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration; Tables and Figures; Acroynms, Abbreviations, and Groups; Maps; Preface; 1. Conceptualizing Palestinian Institutions: Structure, Agency, and Transition; 2. From PLO to PA and on Toward Statehood: Palestinian Institutional Development From 1964 to 2003; 3. Authoritative Leadership and the New National Project: The Politics of Palestinian Diplomacy in Madrid, Washington, and Oslo; 4. PLO-Israel Agreements of the Oslo Process 5. The Bureaucracy and Security Apparatus of the National Project6. Socio-Political Foundations: Civil Society, the Legislative Council, and Fatah as Party of State; 7. Oslo Implodes; 8. After Arafat, on to Al-Aqsa: Palestinian Institutions Face the Future; Appendix 1: The PLO Executive Committees Elected by the 20th and 21st Palestine National Council Sessions; Appendix 2: Palestine National Council Sessions; Appendix 3: PLO and Non-PLO Factions: Principal Palestinian Political Factions; Appendix 4: Palestinian Authority Cabinets, 1994-2003; Appendix 5: Proposed Fatah Structure, 2003 Appendix 6: Members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council Elected by the 5th General Conference with Amendments as of November 2002, Plus Five New Members Added by the 23rd Session in February 2004Notes; Bibliography; Index
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