Research Studies
Islamic Movement: A Challenge for Palestinian State-Building


This work examines the challenge the Islamic movement, particularly Hamas, pose 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.

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