Peace Business: Money and Power in the Palestine-Israel Conflict

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The Peace Business is a study of the evolution and consequences of business cooperation in the Middle East in the years of the peace process. Markus E. Bouillon examines how the engagement of entrepreneurs and businesspeople in the peace process, as well as how the nature of business ties between Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians, failed to strengthen and advance peace in the Middle East. In this important contribution to the Israel-Palestine debate, he argues that private business interests undermined economic and political stability domestically and thus contributed to the failure of the peace process.

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"Markus Bouillon's book makes an important and original contribution to the literature on the Middle East peace process. It is based on extensive and imaginative research and it is packed with new and fascinating material. Bouillon places the behavior of the elites under an uncompromising lens. His work serves as a useful corrective to the conventional wisdom by highlighting the negative effects of the peace process for all but the elites in Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories."--Avi Shlaim, Oxford University

"The first full-length, authoritative account of the various dimensions of business in the context of Arab-Israeli 'peace' empirically dense and nuanced analysis."--James Piscatori, Oxford University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850434436
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/12/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Markus E. Bouillon is currently working as a freelance political analyst, specializing in the Middle East and the Palestine-Israel conflict. In 2002, he gained his doctorate in international relations at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, where he worked under the supervision of Avi Shlaim.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures and Maps
• Exchange Rates
• Acronyms and Abbreviations
• Note on Transliteration
• Acknowledgements
• Chronology
• Introduction
• Social Forces, Politics and International Relations
• Functionalism and its Critics
• Social Forces, Material Interests, Foreign Policy and Co-operation
• The Economy, Business and Politics
• Israel
• Jordan
• The Palestinian Territories
• Business Sector Attitudes Towards Peace and Co-operation
• The Israeli Business Sector
• Jordanian Businessmen, Merchants and Entrepreneurs
• The Business Community in the Palestinian Territories
• Business Co-operation in the Middle East
• Israeli-Jordanian Co-operation
• Israeli-Palestinian Co-operation
• Palestinian-Jordanian Co-operation
• Inter-Elite Connections between Business and Politics
• Israel
• Jordan
• The Palestinian Territories
• Business Influence on the Course of the Peace Process
• Israel
• Jordan
• The Palestinian Territories
• Business and the Peace Process
• Business and Co-operation
• Business, Peace, Policy-making and Democracy
• Conclusion
• List of Interviews
• Bibliography
• Tables, Figures and Maps

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