The Islamic Movement: A Challenge for Palestinian State-Building

This work examines the challenge that the Islamic movement, particularly
Hamas, poses to the PLO and Palestinian state-building. Analyzing PLO- Hamas relations in the context of developing democracy and legitimacy,
Schoch explores the two sides’ strategies and rivalries, particularly in local
university elections. The author also assesses the impact of Hamas on regional stability and discusses how other states have dealt with religious
fundamentalist movements.

Nov. 1, 1999