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Protection Amid Chaos : the Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps.

Author: Nadya Hajj
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: Columbia studies in Middle East politics.
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The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership becomes strained. How do refugees protect these assets and preserve communal ties? How do they maintain a sense of identity and belonging within chaotic settings? Protection Amid Chaos follows people as they develop binding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hajj, Nadya.
Protection Amid Chaos : The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nadya Hajj
ISBN: 9780231542920 0231542925
OCLC Number: 1023549774
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; List of Figures, Maps, and Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations and Translations; Note on Arabic Transliteration; Introduction; 1. A Theory of Property Right Formation in Palestinian Refugee Camps; 2. Crafting Informal Property Rights in Fawdah; 3. Formal Property Rights in Refugee Camps in Jordan; 4. Formal Property Rights in Refugee Camps in Lebanon; 5. Renegotiating Property Rights in Nahr al-Bared Camp; Conclusion; Appendix A: Titles from NBC and Beddawi in Arabic with English Translations; Appendix B: Research Methods; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Columbia studies in Middle East politics.
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The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership becomes strained. How do refugees protect these assets and preserve communal ties? How do they maintain a sense of identity and belonging within chaotic settings? Protection Amid Chaos follows people as they develop binding claims on assets and resources in challenging political and economic spaces. Focusing on Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, it shows how the first to arrive.

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