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Palestine at the end of the state-building process: Technical achievements, political failures

Persson, Anders LU (2017) In Meditteranean Politics p.1-20
Abstract (Swedish)
More than two decades of Palestinian state-building have produced neither peace nor a state. In fact, the Palestinians are seemingly further away from statehood today than at any point since the state-building process began in the mid-90s, despite the fact that the West Bank’s institutions now perform, according to the UN, the EU, the World Bank and IMF, above the threshold for what is expected of a state. In this situation – with the Palestinians technically ready for statehood and large parts of Europe and the U.S. not politically ready to recognize Palestine – it is unclear what strategic objectives the internationally supported state-building process now can achieve in the Palestinian territories, except for upholding the status quo.
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Meditteranean Politics
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Taylor & Francis
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1362-9395
DOI
10.1080/13629395.2017.1339921
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English
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  series       = {Meditteranean Politics},
  title        = {Palestine at the end of the state-building process: Technical achievements, political failures},
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  year         = {2017},
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