Palestinian Territory and Governance
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- The BLDS governance collection
Search for the latest governance-related print documents on this country from the British Library for Development Studies collection
- Rethinking elections in the southern Mediterranean
- M. Zweiri; M. Meyer-Resende / EuroMesco, 2009
- It is generally assumed that elections in the Southern Mediterranean largely lack credibility, being managed events used by political elites to gain political legitimacy with as little challenge to the status quo as possible. While th...
- Improving security and justice through security sector reform
- N. Bagayoko-Penone / Eldis Gateway to Development and Environment Information, 2010
- Since the late 1990s, security sector reform (SSR) has emerged as a principal activity for promoting peace and stability, and a priority for donors in post-conflict countries. This issue of insights explores the concept of SSR as a coordina...
- Water shortages for Palestinians result from discriminatory policies and practices
- Amnesty International, 2009
- Lack of access to adequate, safe and clean water has been a longstanding problem for the Palestinian population of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Though exacerbated in recent years by the impact of drought-induced water scarcit...
- Guidance for NGOs on human rights work in the Middle East and North Africa
- A. Bendrif; S. al Karaguly; M. Laghzaoui; et al. / Network Learning, 2009
- The international human rights system has been slow to develop in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. However, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) can play an important role advocating fo...
- Ensuring human security can lead to better opportunities for human development in the Arab world
- M. El-Sayyid; M. Al-Rasheed; S. Benjelloun; Et al / Human Development Report Office, UNDP, 2009
- This report examines human development in the Arab world through a human security lens, calling on policymakers and other stakeholders to move away from a state-centric conception of security to one which also concentrates on the security o...
- Arab governments losing their grip on freedom of expression
- E. Zelaky; S. Sami; D. Ziada / The Initiative for an Open Arab Internet, 2007
- Arab governments have maintained a tradition of restricting freedom of expression using national security and religious morals as grounds for censorship, and the ‘war on terror’ has given them an excuse to further extend this. W...
- What does water as a human right mean in the Middle East and North Africa region?
- A.K. Biswas (ed); E. Rached (ed); C. Tortajada (ed) / International Development Research Centre, 2008
- In 1992, a United Nations declaration proclaimed water as a human right. However, the water profession and the vast majority of governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have not paid much attention. This online book sy...
- How can civil society promote peacebuilding in intractable conflicts?
- N. Mikhelidze; N. Pirozzi / Microcon, 2008
- Civil society can feel impotent in the midst of intransigent conflicts whose processes are dominated by top-level political actors. This is especially so where political space is limited by a dominating political administration; where gover...
- Economic activity in the West Bank stifled by restrictions to movement of people and access to natural resources
- World Bank, 2008
- In developing countries, land often provides a foundation for economic activities in a variety of sectors. In the West Bank, it takes on a particular significance as economic activity is stifled by conflict and much of the land area is inac...
- The difference between legal rights and reality for Arab women
- B.A. Barakat; A. Funk; S. Kröhn / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2007
- The legal reality for women in the Arab world is such that legal rights enshrined in international conventions and in national constitutions and laws are often of little relevance to the lives of many women, especially the poor. The first p...