Public Administration in Palestine: Past and Present (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 121 pages
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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 public administration systems created by 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.
  

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Contents

THE OTTOMAN RULE IN PALESTINE 15171917
1
Executive Legislative and Judicial Administration
3
Local Government and Ottoman Administrative Policies Toward the Local Population
7
PALESTINE UNDER THE BRITISH MANDATE 19201948
13
Executive Legislative and Judicial Administration
16
Local Government and the British Administrative Policies Toward the Local Population
19
JORDANIAN ADMINISTRATION IN THE WEST BANK 19501967
23
Executive Legislative and Judicial Administration
26
The Oslo Accords 1993
64
The Legislative Council
65
The Executive Authority
67
The Civil Service
68
Human Resources Management
72
Fiscal Management
74
Local Government
76
Financing Local Councils
78

Municipalities and Village Councils
31
Jordanian Administrative Policies in the West Bank
35
EGYPTIAN ADMINISTRATION IN THE GAZA STRIP 19481967
39
Local Government and the Refugee Problem
41
THE WEST BANK AND GAZA UNDER ISRAELI MILITARY OCCUPATION 19671994
45
The Military Orders and their Impact on Public Administration
49
Local Government and GrassRoot Movements
51
Objectives and Impact
53
An Assessment of Public Administration in Palestine Under Israeli Occupation
54
Municipal and Village Councils
55
Lack Of Judicial Review
57
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL AUTHORITY
61
The Judiciary
79
The SocioCultural Context of Palestinian Public Administration
81
ISSUES IN PALESTINIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND THE THORNY ROAD TOWARD REFORM
87
Women in Leadership Positions
89
Limited Sovereignty
91
The Role of NonGovernment Organizations
92
The Thorny Road Toward Reform
94
CONCLUSIONS
101
NOTES
109
INDEX
117
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
122
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Usamah Shahwan is Associate Professor, Bethlehem University, Palestine.

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