- Hardcover: 408 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press (20 Oct. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0745322352
- ISBN-13: 978-0745322353
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 23 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,938,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Hardcover – 20 Oct 2006
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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.
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This book is not only important for scholars of the Israel/Palestine conflict, but it is also the best book for university courses on the conflict. Students will gain a clear understanding of the issues involved in the conflict and why the structure and terms of Oslo were doomed to failure. They will also gain the dual context she presents for dissecting the present situation and "peace" efforts, valuable in and of itself.
This collection of Roy's essays chronicling the period from the 1967 Israeli occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem has stood the test of time. She offers the readers a unique chronicle of the human, social and political economy results from the terms of Oslo. This should be on anyone's reading list who is concerned about the tragedy of the Israel/Palestine conflict for both Israeli Jews and Palestinians.
Dr. Elaine C. Hagopian, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Simmons College, Boston.
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