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Hamas and civil society in Gaza : engaging the Islamist social sector

Author: Sara M Roy
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many in the United States and Israel believe that Hamas is nothing but a terrorist organization, and that its social sector serves merely to recruit new supporters for its violent agenda. Based on Sara Roy's extensive fieldwork in the Gaza Strip and West Bank during the critical period of the Oslo peace process, Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza shows how the social service activities sponsored by the Islamist group  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roy, Sara.
Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza : Engaging the Islamist Social Sector (New in Paperback).
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara M Roy
ISBN: 9781400848942 1400848946
OCLC Number: 865853349
Awards: Winner of 2012 Academic Award, Palestine Book Awards 2012
Winner of 2012 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize 2012
Short-listed for 2012 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize 2012
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages).
Contents: Introduction: structure, arguments, and conceptual framework --
A brief history of Hamas and the Islamic movement in Palestine --
Islamist conceptions of civil society --
The evolution of Islamist social institutions in the Gaza Strip: before and during Oslo (a sociopolitical history) --
Islamist social institutions: creating a descriptive context --
Islamist social institutions: key analytical findings --
A changing Islamist order? From civic empowerment to civic regression--the second intifada and beyond --
The devastation of Gaza--some additional reflections on where we are now.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Sara Roy.

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