The Rule of Power in Palestine: Settler Colonialism, Neoliberal Governance, and Resistance

  • Timothy SeidelEmail author
  • Alaa Tartir
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


This book explores how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance. The book considers expressions of the rule of power in two particular ways: settler colonialism and neoliberalism. As power is always accompanied by resistance, this book engages with and explores forms of everyday resistance to the logics and regimes of neoliberal governance and settler colonialism. The book interrogates a wide-ranging issues and dynamics related to international governance, liberal peacebuilding, state-building, and development, the claim to politics, and the notion and practice of resistance. This chapter introduces these concepts and their analytical purchase in understanding the current situation in Palestine, and provides an overview of the volume.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Social Sciences and Center for Justice and PeacebuildingEastern Mennonite UniversityHarrisonburgUSA
  2. 2.The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)GenevaSwitzerland

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