Promoting Democracy and State Building in Palestine: Donor Assistance to the Palestinian Legislative Council

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Guilain P Denoeux and Robert Springborg

The book developed out of an assessment of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), and of the assistance provided to it by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) between 1996 and 2004.

Description

Guilain P Denoeux and Robert Springborg

The book developed out of an assessment of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), and of the assistance provided to it by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) between 1996 and 2004.

Drawing on extensive interviews with PLC members and staff, as well as with other stakeholders, the book is in four sections, namely Part One – The PLC’s Multiple Roles; Part Two – PLC Capacities and the Impacts of USAID Assistance; Part Three – Lessons Learned; Part Four – Recommendations; plus Partial List of Persons Interviewed; Bibliography and Index. Propose a book for this series, write to the Commissioning Editor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements – 7;
The Authors – 9;
Introduction – 11;
Part One – The PLC’s Multiple Roles – 17-36; Outsiders Looking In – 17; The PLC’s True Mandate and Significance – 19; Political Integration and Nation-building – 23; Democracy-building / Good Governance Promotion – 25; Peace-making – 35;
Part Two – PLC Capacities and the Impacts of USAID Assistance – 37-53; Starting Points: Capacities in 1996 – 37; Project Approaches to Capacity Building – 40; Coping with a Challenging Context – 42; Administration and Management – 43; Procedures – 45; Representation – 46; Law-making – 49; Oversight – 51; Conclusion – 52;
Part Three – Lessons Learned – 55-65; Lessons Learned from Project Accomplishments – 56; Lessons Learned from the Projects’ Shortcomings or Limitations – 62;
Part Four – Recommendations – 67-83; Rationale for Possible Future Assistance – 67; Guidelines for Future Assistance – 71;
Partial List of Persons Interviewed – 83;
Bibliography – 85;
Index – 87

Additional information

Weight .400 kg
Publisher, Year and Edition

London: Saffron, 2005, first edition

ISBN-13PB

9781872843667

Series

ISSN 1747-1788, Saffron Papers on the Contemporary Middle East

Pages

96

Size: Height [h] x Width [w] x Spine depth [d]

Binding & Materials

Soft cover

Shipping Weight [grams]

400

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