Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327945 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745327952 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation

Shir Hever

The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation

Shir Hever

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327945 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745327952 Published October 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 has many important economic aspects that are often overlooked. In this highly original book, Shir Hever shows that understanding the economic dimensions of the occupation is crucial to unravelling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hever rejects the premise that Israel keeps control over Palestinian territories for material gain, and also the premise that Israel is merely defending itself from Palestinian aggression. Instead, he argues that the occupation has reached an impasse, with the Palestinian resistance making exploitation of the Palestinians by Israeli business interests difficult, but the Israeli authorities reluctant to give up control.

With traditional economic analysis failing to explain this turn of events, this book will be invaluable for students, activists and journalists struggling to make sense of the complex issues surrounding Israel's occupation.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Part I
Introduction
Chapter 1 – Background on the Palestinian Economy
Part II: Selected Topics in the Economy of the Occupation
Chapter 2 – International Aid
Chapter 3 – Inflation in the OPT
Chapter 4 – Economic Cost of the Occupation to Israel
Chapter 5 – Trends in the Israeli Economy
Chapter 6 – Case Study: The Wall in Jerusalem
Part III: Implications of the Economy of the Occupation
Chapter 7 – Beyond Exploitation
Chapter 8 – Theoretical Analysis and Binationalism
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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