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Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel : Labour, Land and Occupation - Leila Farsakh

Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel

Labour, Land and Occupation

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Published: 2nd September 2005
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Leila Farsakh provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Palestinian labour flows to Israel. Highlighting the interdependence between Israel's confiscation of Palestinian land and the use of Palestinian labour, she shows how migration has been the result of evolving dynamics of Israeli occupation and the reality of Palestinian labour force growth. This study analyzes the pattern of Palestinian labour supply, the role of Israel's territorial and economic policies in the Occupied Territories in releasing Palestinian labour from the land, and the nature of Israeli demand for Palestinian workers, especially in the construction sector where the majority of commuting labourers are concentrated. New light is shed on the growth of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which are being built by Palestinian workers.

Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel is original in its analysis of the contrasting forces of separation and the integration between Israel and the Palestinian territories, showing that the changing patterns in labour flows reflect a process of redefinition of the 1967 borders. It will be of valuable interest to economists and development specialists as well as to scholars, policy makers and all those concerned with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

'Leila Farsakh provides a powerful contribution to our understanding of these issues...[She] has provided a valuable and thought-provoking contribution to the literature on the political economy of the WBGS. Her work moves far beyond a simple empirical analysis and is underpinned by a powerful methodological approach to understanding the factors shaping Palestinian economic development. It is richly deserving of a wide audience.' - Adam Hanieh, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol XXXVI No 1, Autumn 2006

'The intricate interlacing of the variety of labor force statistics along with an acute understanding of Israeli policy reveals a work that is cogent and compelling.' - Edward A. Sayre, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Volume 40 Number 2, December 2006

Introduction
The Political Economy of Migration and Structural Change
The Political Economy of Labour and Development in the WBGS
State and Settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Labour Release and Transfer from the West Bank and Gaza Strip
The Absorption of Palestinian Labour into the Israeli Economy
Labour Flows and the Oslo Accords
The 'Bantustanisation' of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415333566
ISBN-10: 0415333563
Series: Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 2nd September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.51  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1