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Public Administration in Palestine : Past and Present - Usamah Shahwan

Public Administration in Palestine

Past and Present

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780761826880
Number Of Pages: 121

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Public Administration in Palestine traces the development of public administration in Palestine during the last 150 years. The book spans the Ottoman, British, Jordanian and Israeli historical periods, as well as the present Palestinian authority. Usamah Shahwan argues that the public administration systems created by the political powers that ruled the region were designed primarily for the control and domination of the local population and not for economic and social development. Shahwan contends that until a new approach is adopted by the Palestinian government, the prospect of a democratic Palestine remains an illusion.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Ottoman Rule in Palestine (1517-1917)p. 1
Administrative Divisionsp. 1
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Administrationp. 3
Local Government and Ottoman Administrative Policies Toward the Local Populationp. 7
Palestine Under the British Mandate (1920-1948)p. 13
The Military Government and Civil Administrationp. 13
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Administrationp. 16
Local Government and the British Administrative Policies Towards the Local Populationp. 19
Jordanian Administration in the West Bank (1950-1967)p. 23
The Process of Integrating the West Bank into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordanp. 23
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Administrationp. 26
Local Government: Municipalities and Village Councilsp. 31
Jordanian Administrative Policies in the West Bankp. 35
Egyptian Administration in the Gaza Strip (1948-1967)p. 39
The Egyptian Military Government in the Gaza Stripp. 39
Local Government and the Refugee Problemp. 41
The West Bank and Gaza Under Israeli Military Occupation (1967-1994)p. 45
Structural Changes and the Annexation of East Jerusalemp. 45
The Military Orders and Their Impact on Public Administrationp. 49
Local Government and Grass-Root Organizationsp. 51
Municipal and Village Councilsp. 51
Grass-Root Organizations: Objectives and Impactp. 53
An Assessment of Public Administration in Palestine under Israeli Occupationp. 54
The Civil Administrationp. 54
Municipal and Village Councilsp. 55
Lack of Judicial Reviewp. 57
Public Administration under The Palestinian National Authorityp. 61
The Legal Framework: The Oslo Accords of 1993p. 64
The Legislative Councilp. 65
The Executive Authorityp. 67
The Civil Servicep. 68
Human Resource Managementp. 72
Fiscal Managementp. 74
Local Governmentp. 76
Financing Local Councilsp. 78
The Judiciaryp. 79
The Socio-Cultural Context of Palestinian Public Administrationp. 81
Issues in Palestinian Public Administration and the Thorny Road Toward Reformp. 87
Political Appointeesp. 87
Women in Leadership Positionsp. 89
Limited Sovereigntyp. 91
The Role of Non-Government Organizationsp. 92
The Thorny Road Toward Reformp. 94
Conclusionsp. 101
Notesp. 119
Indexp. 117
About the Authorp. 123
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ISBN: 9780761826880
ISBN-10: 0761826882
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 121
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.19