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Project: Geographies of aid intervention in Palestine

project duration
01/05/10 – 31/12/10
abstract
Recent scholarship has highlighted the problems associated with aid effectiveness in the occupied Palestinian territories. Faith in economic development to keep alive the “peace process”, as well as the dominant“post-conflict” framework has shaped most development interventions since the Oslo accords. Less research has been done about the microgeographies of development intervention in general, and the ways in which these practices are negotiated, implemented, and contested, or how they are related to a broader political economy of aid and development. The aim of this conference is thus to explore the ways in which development intervention reshapes socio-political, spatial, economic, and environmental relations in the oPt, in addition to thinking out alternatives for a development that responds to Palestinians needs and rights