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The institutionalisation of Fatah mirrors the evolution of the PLO and the Palestinian national cause generally. Understanding the factors that have influenced Fatahs politics of violence, and its political path -- and the balance between the two -- help to explain the political history of the Middle East in recent decades. Fatahs institutionalisation is marked by alternating bases of the organisations legitimacy: organisational, communal, and external. Transformations from one phase to another are distinguished by the shifts in relative importance assigned to the different sources of legitimacy, which in turn dictated different courses of action for the organisation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845190323
ISBN-10: 1845190327
Format: Hardback
(152mm x 229mm x 18mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Anat K. Kurz

Dr Anat N Kurz is a senior research associate at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, and head of the Centers Project on Low Intensity Conflict. She has written extensively on insurgency and terrorism-related issues and on policy dilemmas of dealing with sub-state violence. Her current research focuses on the institutionalisation and organisational determinants of PLO member groups and Palestinian Islamic factions.