Downloads

New Books Catalogue Autumn/Winter 2014New Books Catalogue Spring/Summer 2014Anthropology Catalogue 2014Middle East Catalogue 2013

Plu Social

Blog Twitter Facebook

Newsletters

Signup now

Book of the Week

Sans Papiers
A contemporary account of the theoretical and policy debates with an in-depth exploration of the lived experiences of undocumented migrants in the UK
Competitions Jobs

Political Economy


Click to enlarge image

Shir Hever has emerged as one of the most incisive ...

(Jeff Halper, Director, The Israeli Commi)

The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation
Repression Beyond Exploitation

Product Description

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 has many important economic aspects that are often overlooked. In this highly original book, Shir Hever shows that understanding the economic dimensions of the occupation is crucial to unravelling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hever rejects the premise that Israel keeps control over Palestinian territories for material gain, and also the premise that Israel is merely defending itself from Palestinian aggression. Instead, he argues that the occupation has reached an impasse, with the Palestinian resistance making exploitation of the Palestinians by Israeli business interests difficult, but the Israeli authorities reluctant to give up control.

With traditional economic analysis failing to explain this turn of events, this book will be invaluable for students, activists and journalists struggling to make sense of the complex issues surrounding Israel's occupation.

About The Author

Shir Hever is an economic researcher based at the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.

Click to browse contents

Prices