The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence, and Coexistence / Edition 1

The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence, and Coexistence / Edition 1

by Shaul Mishal, Avraham Sela
     
 

In The Palestinian Hamas, Shaul Mishal and Avraham Sela show that, contrary to its violent image, Hamas (the Islamic Resistance Movement) is essentially a social and political organization, providing extensive community services and responding to political realities through bargaining and power brokering. The authors lift the veil on Hamas's strategic

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In The Palestinian Hamas, Shaul Mishal and Avraham Sela show that, contrary to its violent image, Hamas (the Islamic Resistance Movement) is essentially a social and political organization, providing extensive community services and responding to political realities through bargaining and power brokering. The authors lift the veil on Hamas's strategic decision-making methods at each of the crucial crossroads it has confronted: the Intifada and the struggle with the PLO, the Oslo accords and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority, and the choice between absolute jihad against Israel and controlled violence. Now with a new introduction, this book does much to contextualize the current ascendancy of this controversial movement.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231140072
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Edition description:
With a New Introduction
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefacePreface to the 2006 Edition1. Social Roots and Institutional Development2. Dogmas and Dilemmas3. Controlled Violence4. Coexistence Within Conflict5. Calculated Participation6. Patterns of Adjustment: Opportunities and ConstraintsAppendix 1: Hamas's Internal StructureAppendix 2: The Charter of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)NotesBibliographyIndex

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