• Between Oslo and al-Aqsa. Taxation and state formation in Palestine 1994-2000 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Zagha, Adel (Research report, Research report, 2002)
      The state formation process in Palestine during the period 1994-2000, in contrast to the European experience, was not related to inter-state war but to insurgency against and negotiation with Israeli occupation. This ...
    • Christians in Palestine: A threatened community? 

      Kårtveit, Bård Helge (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 8, Report, 2012-12-13)
      Christian Palestinians constitute one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, and their presence in Palestine dates back to the Roman Era. In modern times, they have been instrumental in shaping a Palestinian ...
    • Clientelist Politics. State formation and corruption in Palestine 1994-2000 

      Amundsen, Inge; Ezbidi, Basem (Research report, Research report, 2002)
      The state formation process in Palestine started after the Oslo agreements between Israel and Palestine in 1994, which established a Palestinian quasi-state. The process came, however, to an almost complete halt with the ...
    • Country Evaluation Brief: Palestine 

      Knudsen, Are John; Tartir, Alaa (Country Evaluation Brief 5/2017, Research report, 2017-01-01)
      The Occupied Palestinian Territories is one of the world’s most aid-dependent countries. Despite overall levels of aid falling since 2009, the Territories remain one of the world’s largest per capita recipients of foreign ...
    • Crescent and Sword: The Hamas Enigma 

      Knudsen, Are (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2004)
      This paper analyses the popular support to Hamas, the most important of the Palestinian Islamist movements today. The paper charts the movement’s historical ascendancy from a fringe Gaza-based group to a mainstream Islamist ...
    • Explaining Hamas's Changing Electoral Strategy, 1996-2006 

      Løvlie, Frode (Government and Opposition vol. 48 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
      Hamas, the most influential Islamist party in the occupied Palestinian territories, replaced its strategy of electoral boycott in 1996 with participation in 2006 – a change not explained in the literature. Assisted by party ...
    • Hamas and the Arab Spring: Introduction 

      Løvlie, Frode; Knudsen, Are John (Middle East Policy vol. 20 no. 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-08-01)
      The Arab Spring is a critical juncture for examining Hamas, a movement created in the context of a popular revolt (against Israeli occupation) similar to those that have reverberated throughout the Middle East. Since the ...
    • Hamas and the Quest for Palestinian Statehood 

      Knudsen, Are; Ezbidi, Basem (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      The Islamic Resistance Movement’s (Hamas) big win in the elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) marks the end of Fatah’s political hegemony. Having trumped Fatah in the elections, Hamas faces several domestic ...
    • In search of a Palestinian leadership 

      Løvlie, Frode; Ezbidi, Basem (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 6, Report, 2011-09-06)
      This brief argues that even a successful reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah will fall short of providing the leadership the Palestinians need. Their domestic legitimacy are simply too frayed. Instead it argues that the ...
    • Islamic women's organisations on the West Bank 

      Kjøstvedt, Hilde (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 8, Report, 2011-10-25)
      Islamic organisations’ role in improving women’s position in society is often dismissed. Instead, they are believed to be devoted to charitable work and entrench patriarchal structures in line with traditional religious ...
    • Palestinian Islamist movements: An annotated bibliography 

      Bangstad, Sindre (CMI report, Research report, 2002)
      This report consists of two parts. Part one gives an overview of the Islamist movements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The second part is a select bibliography of the main academic works in English on these ...
    • Palestinian State-Formation: Prospects and Challenges. Report from a Symposium at Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway 24-25 May 2004 

      Kårtveit, Bård (Research report, Research report, 2004)
      The CMI - Muwatin symposium, held in Bergen on 24-25 May 2004, addressed both internal and external Internal challenges that were addressed were the problem of corruption, institutional mismanagement and the emergence of ...
    • Palestinian Women: Is there a Unitary Conception of Rights? 

      Kjøstvedt, Hilde (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      Palestinian women’s participation in the resistance against the Israeli occupation, most notably during the first Intifada (1987-93), has been characterised as broad and active, particularly at grass roots level. This ...
    • Questioning the Secular-Religious Cleavage in Palestinian Politics: Comparing Fatah and Hamas 

      Løvlie, Frode (Politics and Religion vol. 7 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
      Following the 2007 war between Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian politics appears to have followed the regional trend where the competition between secularism and Islamism is developing into a major political cleavage. Through ...
    • Review report: Al-Haq 

      Selvik, Kjetil; Knudsen, Are John (Research report, 2014-11-01)
      This report reviews the organisational performance of the Palestinian NGO Al-Haq over a three period (2011–13). The report is based on field interviews in Ramallah with staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries and includes ...
    • Review report: Al-Miftah 

      Knudsen, Are John; Selvik, Kjetil (Research report, 2014-11-01)
      This report reviews the organisational performance of the Palestinian NGO Al-Miftah over a three period (2011–13). The report is based on field interviews in Ramallah with staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries and includes ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon; Stephenson, Matthew C. (U4 Issue 2016:7, Research report, 2016-12-01)
      Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with ...
    • The Law, the Loss and the Lives of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon 

      Knudsen, Are (CMI Working Paper, Working paper, 2007)
      Lebanon has been a reluctant host to Palestinian refugees since 1948. A mainstay of Lebanese policies vis-à-vis the Palestinian refugees has been preventing their permanent integration and settlement in the country. The ...
    • البحث عن قيادة فلسطينية 

      Løvlie, Frode; Ezbidi, Basem (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 6, Report, 2011-12-21)
      تزعم هذه الورقة أنه حتى لو تم تحقيق مصالح ناجحة بين حركتي فتح وحماس، فإن ذلك لن يوفر للفلسطينيين القيادة التي يحتاجونها، حيث أن شرعيتهم الداخلية قد تآكلت جداً. وبدلاً من ذلك تزعم هذه الورقة كذلك أن الأمل في قيادة فلسطينية ...