Palestinian Politics After The Oslo Accords

Author: Nathan Brown
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520937789
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This timely and critically important work does what hostilities in the Middle East have made nearly impossible: it offers a measured, internal perspective on Palestinian politics, viewing emerging political patterns from the Palestinian point of view rather than through the prism of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork, interviews with Palestinian leaders, and an extensive survey of Arabic-language writings and documents, Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords presents the meaning of state building and self-reliance as Palestinians themselves have understood them in the years between 1993 and 2002. Nathan J. Brown focuses his work on five areas: legal development, constitution drafting, the Palestinian Legislative Council, civil society, and the effort to write a new curriculum. His book shows how Palestinians have understood efforts at building institutions as acts of resumption rather than creation—with activists and leaders seeing themselves as recovering from an interrupted past, Palestinians seeking to rejoin the Arab world by building their new institutions on Arab models, and many Palestinian reformers taking the Oslo Accords as an occasion to resume normal political life. Providing a clear and urgently needed vantage point on most of the issues of Palestinian reform and governance that have emerged in recent policy debates—issues such as corruption, constitutionalism, democracy, and rule of law—Brown’s book helps to put Palestinian aspirations and accomplishments in their proper context within a long and complex history and within the larger Arab world.

Green Oslo

Author: Per Gunnar Røe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317124596
Size: 46.32 MB
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As urban regions face the demand to decrease fossil fuel dependency, many cities in the developing world are undertaking initiatives designed to create a greener city by aiming for a more sustainable form of urban development and, to do so, they need to evaluate existing modes of transportation and patterns of land use. Focusing on Oslo, an early leader in urban environmental policy making and a European 'green city' award winner, it argues that this evaluation must adopt and integrate two approaches: firstly, as a process of ecological modernization based on a combination of transit, densification, and mixed use development and secondly, as an opportunity to reconsider the character and substance of the built environment as a reflection of natural values, landscapes and natural resources of the wider region. Environmental debate and concern is widespread in Oslo, and this is reflected in its earlier planning decisions to leave intact large forest reserves, its successful ecological restoration of the Oslo fjord, the importance of outdoor culture among its residents, the relatively progressive political agenda of Norway, This book provides an opportunity for a critical assessment of the limitations and opportunities inherent in 'green Oslo' and suggests the need for much broader integrative approaches. It concludes by highlighting lessons which other cities might learn from Oslo.

Moon Oslo

Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1640490620
Size: 68.72 MB
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One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo is brimming with art, culture, and outdoor adventure. Discover the best of Norway's colorful capital with Moon Oslo. Inside you'll find: A range of flexible itineraries, from three days in the city to island-hopping in the Oslofjord, plus day trips to Frederikstad and Lillehammer Strategic advice designed for history buffs, nightlife-seekers, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Visit the waterfront opera house, National Gallery, or Royal Palace for a taste of Norwegian culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore the country's ancient past. Wander the Akerselva Riverwalk, sample some of Oslo's delicious traditional foods, or splurge on seasonal Scandinavian delights at one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants. Go island-hopping by sailboat, explore skerries, lighthouses, and quaint fjordside towns, or take the metro to the cross-country ski trails surrounding the city Expert advice from expat-turned-local David Nikel on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps for exploring on your own Thorough background information on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools including a Norwegian phrasebook and tips for visitors with disabilities, business travelers, and more With Moon Oslo's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring beyond the city? Try Moon Norway. For more Nordic adventures, check out Moon Iceland or Moon Reykjavík.

Oslo Rough Guides Snapshot Norway

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241312744
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The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo is the ultimate travel guide to Norway's capital city and the surrounding Oslofjord. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from art galleries to museums and castles to Viking longship collections. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo also covers the top places to visit in the Oslofjord, including Drøbak, Fredrikstad, Halden, Åsgårdstrand, Tønsberg and Borre's Viking burial mounds. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Norway, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Oslo, including accommodation, transport, food, drink, costs, health and information on activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Norway. The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo is equivalent to 88 printed pages.


Author: Norske videnskaps-akademi i Oslo. Mathematik-naturvidenskapelig klasse
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The Oslo Idea

Author: Raphael Israeli
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412846110
Size: 33.58 MB
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The idea of peace is always enchanting, for it encompasses the tranquility and serenity for which every human yearns. The nation of Israel has never known peace, but it dreams of peace. In practice Israel navigates between the poles of war and peace, with endless middle-of the-road situations like cease-fire, truce, armistice, and other temporary cessations of hostilities. The Oslo Idea traces the roots of the current campaign to delegitimize Israel. The campaign is not linked to Israeli resistance, to the absence of an acceptable settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, or to Israel's reluctance to abandon territory. It results from a change of tactics by the Palestinian leadership. Israeli argues that these tactics have been used to exhaust, reduce, and replace Israel rather than produce a compromise. Half the Palestinian people and other uncompromising Arabs and Muslims havestated that goal openly and act to achieve it. Raphael Israeli deconstructs the immense illusion of the Oslo peace accords, which initiated the so-called “peace process.” He shows how Oslo lured a naive Israeli leadership into a trap. He shows how outside factors, bent on finding and supporting an evasive peace, have helped perpetuate the fiasco Oslo represents. He shows how Oslo's supporters have advanced the “peace process” by coaxing and threatening Israel behind the scenes, and binding Israel alone with the Oslo commitments and their derivatives. More importantly, the author outlines and analyzes the basic and seemingly unbridgeable points of contention that remain: security, refugees, settlements, water, borders, and the status of Jerusalem itself.

Berlitz Oslo Pocket Guide

Author: Berlitz
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1780047711
Size: 17.30 MB
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Oslo is one of Scandinavia's most appealing capitals, combining a stunning waterfront, fascinating museums, and the natural splendour of its fjords and forests. This concise, full-colour guide has been fully updated by our expert author and tells you everything you need to know about the city's best places to visit, from the Opera House to the Munch Museum. It is packed with beautiful pictures and handy maps help you find your way around. The guide is full of ideas for enjoying this cool city, with our 10 top attractions in Oslo followed by a brand new itinerary for a Perfect Day in the city, as well as the lowdown on sports and outdoor activities, shopping, entertainment, and activities for children. You'll get the essential background on Oslo's culture as well as carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.

From Oslo To Jerusalem

Author: Ahmed Qurei
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857712799
Size: 12.51 MB
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With the Israeli-Palestinian Peace process still unresolved, the man who led the emerging Palestinian state through the turbulent post-Arafat era, former Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie, unveils for the first time his record of the 1993 Oslo negotiations which led to this point. The charismatic Qurie, also known as Abu Ala, was pivotal to the Oslo and post-Oslo talks, and the real, if volatile, friendships he formed with his Israeli counterparts Uri Savir and Shimon Peres helped create a fundamental shift in both sides’ perception of the other. Qurie’s story offers a longawaited perspective on the protracted and often nail-biting negotiations which changed the Middle East forever. The issues which the Oslo talks came so close to, but ultimately failed in, resolving –namely, refugees, borders, security, Jerusalem, are now once again on the negotiating table. In this context, Qurie’s candid account of secret deals, hoarsely-argued compromises and astonishing volte-faces assumes huge importance for historians and for those shaping the future of Palestine and the peace process. From Oslo to Jerusalem is not only an indispensable record, but also a compelling narrative of the drama, emotion and personalities behind a turning-point in the history of the modern Middle East.