Unique ... [Roy] is humanely rather than only professionally committed in ways that are unmatched by any other non-Palestinian scholar. ... No one has reported more accurately and scrupulously on the economic devastation attendant on the Oslo process. (Edward W. Said)
I warmly recommend this work of urgent witness by one of the world's foremost experts on the de-development of the Gaza's economy, the unraveling of its society and the degradation of its physical environment. Sara Roy's essays combine hard-headed anaylsis and wise prescription with a growing realization that the Oslo process was undermining what little hope there was for a peaceful and more prosperous future. (Roger Owen, A.J.Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University)
About the Author
Sara Roy is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. A distinguished political economist, she has written extensively on the Palestinian economy and has documented over the last three decades. She is the author of The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-development (1995, 2001), The Gaza Strip Survey (1986); editor of The Economics of Middle East Peace: A Reassessment (1999); and is currently completing Political Islam in Palestine: From Extremism to Civism.