Item Details

Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Nadya Hajj
Format
Book
Published
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics
ISBN
9780231180627, 0231180624, 9780231542920
Summary
"How do communities find protection in chaotic political economic settings? This book endeavors to show how normal people placed in extraordinarily difficult conditions created protections for their assets and buffered against outsider predation through property rights. The research project focuses on Palestinians living in seven refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Using interviews with 200 Palestinian refugees, legal title documents, memoirs, and United Nations Relief Works Agency archives the author traces the evolution of property rights from informal understandings of ownership to formal legal claims of assets and resources to shed light on how communities thrive in challenging political economic spaces. Initially, Palestinians deployed bits and pieces of their pre-refugee life to craft property rights that met the challenges of living in refugee camps. Later, as the camps increased in complexity with expanding markets and new outsiders entering the political fray, then Palestinians strategically melded their informal institutional practices with the formal rules of political outsiders. Palestinian refugees, to varying degrees of success, managed to protect their assets and community from predation and state incorporation"--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • A theory of property rights formation in Palestinian refugee camps
  • Crafting informal property rights in Fawdah
  • Formal property rights in refugee camps in Jordan
  • Formal property rights in refugee camps in Lebanon
  • Renegotiating property rights in Nahr al-Bared camp
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. Titles from NBC and Beddawi in Arabic with English translations
  • Appendix B. Research methods.
Description
xiv, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 03964cam a2200601 i 4500
    001 u6933313
    003 SIRSI
    005 20161229071753.0
    008 160411t20172017nyua b 001 0 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 2016015785
    019
      
      
    a| 949750014
    020
      
      
    a| 9780231180627 q| (hardback : alkaline paper)
    020
      
      
    a| 0231180624 q| (hardback : alkaline paper)
    020
      
      
    z| 9780231542920 q| (e-book)
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) o948427242
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)948427242 z| (OCoLC)949750014
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| a-le--- a| a-jo---
    040
      
      
    a| DGU/DLC b| eng e| rda c| DGU d| DLC d| BTCTA d| OCLCF d| BDX d| YDXCP d| GWL
    050
    0
    0
    a| KMK2695.P35 b| H35 2017
    082
    0
    0
    a| 323.4/6091749274 2| 23
    100
    1
      
    a| Hajj, Nadya e| author.
    245
    1
    0
    a| Protection amid chaos : b| the creation of property rights in Palestinian refugee camps / c| Nadya Hajj.
    264
      
    1
    a| New York : b| Columbia University Press, c| [2017]
    264
      
    4
    c| ©2017
    300
      
      
    a| xiv, 214 pages : b| illustrations ; c| 23 cm.
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    490
    1
      
    a| Columbia studies in Middle East politics
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references and index.
    505
    0
      
    a| A theory of property rights formation in Palestinian refugee camps -- Crafting informal property rights in Fawdah -- Formal property rights in refugee camps in Jordan -- Formal property rights in refugee camps in Lebanon -- Renegotiating property rights in Nahr al-Bared camp -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Titles from NBC and Beddawi in Arabic with English translations -- Appendix B. Research methods.
    520
      
      
    a| "How do communities find protection in chaotic political economic settings? This book endeavors to show how normal people placed in extraordinarily difficult conditions created protections for their assets and buffered against outsider predation through property rights. The research project focuses on Palestinians living in seven refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Using interviews with 200 Palestinian refugees, legal title documents, memoirs, and United Nations Relief Works Agency archives the author traces the evolution of property rights from informal understandings of ownership to formal legal claims of assets and resources to shed light on how communities thrive in challenging political economic spaces. Initially, Palestinians deployed bits and pieces of their pre-refugee life to craft property rights that met the challenges of living in refugee camps. Later, as the camps increased in complexity with expanding markets and new outsiders entering the political fray, then Palestinians strategically melded their informal institutional practices with the formal rules of political outsiders. Palestinian refugees, to varying degrees of success, managed to protect their assets and community from predation and state incorporation"--Publisher's website.
    650
      
    0
    a| Refugee property, Palestinian z| Lebanon.
    650
      
    0
    a| Refugee property, Palestinian z| Jordan.
    650
      
    0
    a| Right of property z| Lebanon.
    650
      
    0
    a| Right of property z| Jordan.
    650
      
    0
    a| Refugee camps z| Lebanon.
    650
      
    0
    a| Refugee camps z| Jordan.
    650
      
    0
    a| Palestinian Arabs x| Claims.
    650
      
    7
    a| Palestinian Arabs. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01051590
    650
      
    7
    a| Refugee camps. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01092775
    650
      
    7
    a| Refugee property, Palestinian. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01748965
    650
      
    7
    a| Right of property. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01097863
    651
      
    7
    a| Jordan. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01205669
    651
      
    7
    a| Lebanon. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01206063
    655
      
    7
    a| Claims. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01774244
    776
    0
    8
    i| Online version: a| Hajj, Nadya, author t| Protection amid chaos d| New York : Columbia University Press, 2017 z| 9780231542920 w| (DLC) 2016020769
    830
      
    0
    a| Columbia studies in Middle East politics.
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VAL
    596
      
      
    a| 17
    999
      
      
    a| KMK2695 .P35 H35 2017 w| LC i| 35007008479846 l| STACKS m| LAW t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Law Stacks Map Available