The Failure of the Middle East Peace Process?

A Comparative Analysis of Peace Implementation in Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland and South Africa

  • Guy Ben-Porat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Implementing Peace Agreements

  3. Israeli Flags Flying Alongside Belfast’s Apartheid Walls: A New Era of Comparisons and Connections

  4. Structural Explanations

  5. The Dynamics of Peace

  6. Success and Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Yoav Peled
      Pages 219-235
  7. Conclusion: Implementing Peace Agreements

    1. Guy Ben-Porat
      Pages 259-265
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 266-279

About this book


This volume examines the gap between agreements and actual peace. It offers different explanations for the successes and failures of the three processes - in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel-Palestine - and provides historical and comparative perspectives on the failure of the Middle East peace process.


Comparative analysis conflict Peace Peace Process peacemaking realism

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Ben-Porat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public PolicyAdministration Ben-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael

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