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The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947
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The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947

Lauren Banko


This book situates the evolution of citizenship at the centre of state formation under the quasi-colonial mandate administration in Palestine. The book presents a new understanding of the Arabs' reactions to colonialism and Jewish immigration into Palestine by framing resistance to mandate policies and the early stages of the development of the political project of Palestinian nationalism through the articulated appeals, discussions, ideologies and demands for a political, as opposed to simply legal, identity. It traces how, and to what extent, citizenship became politically linked to national ... More

Keywords: citizenship, state formation, Palestine, Palestinian nationalism, citizenship, civic identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474415507
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren Banko, author
University of Manchester