Barriers To Reconciliation

Overview

This work features a collection of essays regarding patterns of conflict, settlement, and political reconstruction in Palestine, Israel, and Iraq. The case studies in this volume represent the individual efforts of scholars to address issues underlying conflict in these troubled nations. The scholars debate that these issues constitute structural barriers to peace building, and their resolution is fundamental to a furtherance of social justice in the Middle East.

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Overview

This work features a collection of essays regarding patterns of conflict, settlement, and political reconstruction in Palestine, Israel, and Iraq. The case studies in this volume represent the individual efforts of scholars to address issues underlying conflict in these troubled nations. The scholars debate that these issues constitute structural barriers to peace building, and their resolution is fundamental to a furtherance of social justice in the Middle East.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761835547
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 0.76 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline S. Ismael is Professor of Social Work at University of Calgary. William W. Haddad is Chair of the Department of History at CSU Fullerton.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction   Jacqueline S. Ismael     1
Iraq
Democratization by Occupation: The Iraqi Quandary   Tareq Y. Ismael     19
Colonial Feminists from Washington to Baghdad: "Women For a Free Iraq" as a Case Study   Haifa Zangana     63
Iraqi Hospitals Ailing Under Occupation   Dahr Jamail     85
Reconstructing Civil Society and Citizenship in Iraq   Jacqueline S. Ismael     119
Nation Building or Culture War: America's Credentials as an Honest Broker in the Middle East   Fuad Shaban     147
Iraq, The U.S. and International Law   Richard Falk     159
Palestine and Israel
The Israeli Alliance with Christian Zionists   Norton Mezvinsky     179
On the Trail of the Palestinian State   John Strawson     195
Greater Israel as an Undemocratic State   Glenn E. Perry     229
Locating Sovereignty in International Law: Reflections on the Construction of a Wall in Palestine   Barry Collins     251
Enemies of Peace-The Tripartite American Alliance To Prevent A Resolution to the Palestine-Israel Conflict   William W. Haddad     275
Imagining Peace in the Middle East   Kamel S. Abu Jaber     295
Aboutthe Contributors     309
Index     313

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