Economic development under occupation: A case study of the dairy sector in the Hebron gvoernorate

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Economic development under occupation: A case study of the dairy sector in the Hebron gvoernorate

Type: Master thesis
Title: Economic development under occupation: A case study of the dairy sector in the Hebron gvoernorate
Author: Berkes, Heidrun
Issue Date: 2016-08-31
Keywords: dairy farming, West Bank, economic development, economic autonomy, occupation, Hebron governorate, agriculture
Abstract: Abstract: This study is a case study of the dairy sector in the West Bank. It is based on qualitative field research and an extensive literature review. By asking how dairy farmers and dairy factory owners in the Hebron governorate perceive opportunities for and constraints to the expansion of their holdings, it analyses them in light of occupation policies and their implications for economic autonomy in the occupied Palestinian territories. On an empirical level, it concludes that intensive dairy cattle farms are better suited to land and water constraints than other forms of agriculture. On a theoretical level, it finds that Israeli neglect of bilateral agreements and ‘casual constraints’ preclude Palestinian economic autonomy, indicating the latter’s interdependence with the achievement of national sovereignty.
Supervisor: Dr. Ennis, CrystalDr. Ennis, Crystal
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Middle Eastern Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Modern Middle Eastern Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/39180
 

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