Analysing Desecuritisation: The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education and Water Management

Analysing Desecuritisation: The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education and Water Management

by Bezen Balamir Coskun

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Analysing Desecuritisation: The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education and Water Management by Bezen Balamir Coskun

This book applies securitisation theory to the present Israeli-Palestinian situation with a particular focus on the potential for a desecuritisation process arising from Israeli-Palestinian cooperation/coexistence efforts in peace education and water management. Stemming from the application of securitisation theory to the Israeli-Palestinian case, the book aims to explore the limits and prospects of this theory as a theoretical framework. Within this context, the book reconsiders the concepts, arguments and assumptions introduced by the Copenhagen School's securitisation theory. Furthermore, through an analytical framework based on the notion of desecuritisation, it aims to contribute to the development of desecuritisation as a framework for analysing conflict resolution and peace. The book adds to debates over the problems and prospects of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Thoroughout the book, the prospects for reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian case are explored through analysing both desecuritising and securitising processes. Within this context, the book sheds light on the ways in which antagonistic relationships can be changed over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443827317
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Bezen Balamir Coskun is Assistant Professor in International Relations as Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey. She specializes on security studies with a particular focus on Middle Eastern security. Her publications include several journal articles and book chapters. She is currently conducting a research project on energy security founded by the Turkish Scientific Research Agency.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

List of Tables xi

Preface xii

Acknowledgements xiii

List of Abbreviations xiv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Securitisation Theory 7

Securitisation Theory

Analysing Securitisations

Security as a Speech Act

Securitising Actor, Audience and Facilitating Factors

Desecuritisation

Securitisation Theory as a Theoretical Framework for the Analysis of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

An Analytical Framework: Desecuritisations as a Framework for Analysing Conflict Resolution

Reflecting on Peace Practice: Criteria to Judge the Potential for Desecuritisation

Chapter 2 A Tale of Two Peoples: The Origins of Israeli and Palestinian Securitisations 35

When Zionists Met Palestinians: The Political and Historical Context (1897 - 1948)

One's Ha'atzma'ut (Independence) was Another's Nakba (Catastrophe) (1948 - 1967)

One's Liberation Fighter was Another's Terrorist (1967 - 1987)

Give Peace a Chance? (1988-2000)

The Vicious Circle of Israeli and Palestinian Securitisations

Chapter 3 Analysing Post-Oslo Israeli and Palestinian Securitisations (September 2000-January 2007) 68

The Second Intifada and the End of Peace Process (2000-2004)

The New Palestinian Leadership and Gaza Disengagement: Give Peace

One More Chance?

The Hamas-led Government: Two Steps Backward?

Post-Oslo Israeli and Palestinian Securitisations

Chapter 4 The Development of the Idea of Reconciliation, Cooperation and Coexistence in the Israeli-Palestinian Context 100

The Development in Israel of the Idea of Reconciliation and Peace with Palestinians

The Development of the Idea of Reconciliation and Peace with Israel among Palestinians

Oslo and after: Israeli - Palestinian Peace-building

Chapter 5 Cooperation over Water Resources as a Tool for Desecuritisation: The Israeli - Palestinian Case 113

Water in the Israeli - Palestinian Context: From Conflict Formation to Conflict Management

Water Management as Part of Israeli-Palestinian Peace-building

Water Management as a Means of Desecuritisation in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

Water Management as a Means of Desecuritisation and the Prospects and Problems in Israeli-Palestinian Reconciliation

Chapter 6 Peace Education as a Tool to Desecuritise the Other: The Israeli-Palestinian Case 135

Peace Education in the Israeli - Palestinian Context

Desecuritising the 'Other'? Peace Education in Israel and Palestinian

Prospects and Problems of Desecuritisations in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

Chapter 7 Conclusions: Towards a more Comprehensive Approach for Analysing Desecuritisation as a Conflict Resolution Framework 155

Assessment of the Copenhagen School's Securitisation Theory as a Framework for Analysis

Desecuritisation as a Framework for Analysing Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

Desecuritisation in the Israeli-Palestinian Context: Prospects and Problems

Endnotes 170

References 172

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