Marginalizing Palestinian development: Lessons against peace

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Continuing the discussion from Development 48.3 Helga Tawil Souri argues that since 1993 American development projects in the Palestinian territories have focused on 'peace-building'. Tawil Souri underlines that peace-oriented American funding has not strengthened the Palestinian economy but marginalized indigenous civic institutions, resulting in further impoverishment of Palestinians and the continuation of a political conflict invoked as a reason for global terrorism. The failures of American development projects in the Palestinian Territories have resulted in further justifying violence against the US.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Civil society
  • Global terrorism
  • Hamas
  • Palestinian Territories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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