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Jerusalem Unbound Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City

Author: Michael Dumper
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2014
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Jerusalem's formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dumper
ISBN: 9780231161961 0231161964 9780231537353 0231537352
OCLC Number: 880403755
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 1 online resource (357 p.)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
1. The Hard Borders of the City --
2. The "Softer" Borders of the City --
3. The Scattered Borders of Holiness --
4. The International Community and the Limits of Sovereignty --
5. Jerusalem in the Twenty-First Century --
Appendix: Web Site and Facebook Surveys --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
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Jerusalem's formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In particular, the city's large number of holy sites and restricted religious compounds create enclaves that continually threaten to undermine the Israeli state's authority and control over ...

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Dumper, a leading expert on contemporary Jerusalem, provides an excellent guide to Jerusalem's current dynamics. This is the most updated and comprehensive account on the frontier city, where Read more...

 
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