Citizenship in Palestine: a fractured geography
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This article deals with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through an approach based on citizenship. The article considers the whole historical Palestine (Israel and the so-called Occupied Territories) as a unique unit of analysis, and suggests that the dynamics of citizenship in this area should be analysed through the exam of two fundamental dimensions, relating to membership and territory. In general, the example of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict offers the chance to address the conventional meaning of concepts such as 'state', 'democracy' and 'citizenship', underlying the complex dynamics of inclusion/exclusion of individuals and groups within a collective decision-making process. As far as Palestine is concerned, the centre of gravity and the horizons of the conflict are described through the notion of 'ruptured demos', suggesting new directions for comparative research and drawing the attention to the progressive demise of the so-called 'two-state' solution.
Citizenship,Palestine,Ethnicity,Israeli-Palestinian conflict,fuzzy boundaries
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Ciências Políticas - Ciências Sociais