[P6436] Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary, Decolonial Perspectives

Created by Alaa Tartir
Wednesday, 12/01/21 2:00 pm


This panel explores the political economy of Palestine/the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt) through critical, interdisciplinary, and decolonial perspectives, underscoring that an approach to economics that does not consider the political—a de-politicized economics—is inadequate to understanding the situation in occupied Palestine. A critical interdisciplinary approach to political economy challenges prevailing neoliberal logics and structures that reproduce racial capitalism, and explores how the political economy of occupied Palestine is shaped by processes of accumulation by exploitation and dispossession from both Israel and global business, as well as from Palestinian elites. A decolonial approach to Palestinian political economy foregrounds struggles against neoliberal and settler colonial policies and institutions, and aids in the de-fragmentation of Palestinian life, land, and political economy that the Oslo Accords perpetuated, but whose histories of de-development over all of Palestine can be traced back for over a century. The papers in this panel offer an in-depth contextualization of the Palestinian political economy, analyze the political economy of integration, fragmentation, and inequality, and explore and problematize multiple sectors and themes of political economy in the absence of sovereignty. This panel will explore the political economy of the oPt from a variety of angles and approaches giving particular attention to the question of what is a critical political economy approach and why it matters more than ever in understanding the complex dynamics in Palestine-Israel.


Pol Science; Pol Science



Timothy Seidel

(Eastern Mennonite University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Alaa Tartir

(The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland)
Alaa Tartir, a PhD candidate and researcher in International Development Studies and Political Economy at the Department of International Development, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE. He is researching security and economy...
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Discussant; Organizer;

Catherine Chiniara Charrett

(University of Westminster)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Walid Habbas

(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Walid Habbas is a Palestinian PhD candidate in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a research fellow at the Palestinian Forum for Israeli studies (MADAR). He is researching the West Bank–Israeli...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Ibrahim Shikaki

(Trinity College)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;