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The Colonizer in the Computer: Stasis and International Control in PA Maps

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 4, “The Colonizer in the Computer”, is an examination of how the colonial past and present can affect maps. The Palestinian Authority (PA), the provisional Palestinian government, was founded ... More


A Composite-Actor Approach to Conflict Behavior

Wendy Pearlman

in Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014205
eISBN:
9780262266086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014205.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the composite-actor approach to explain violence in civil conflicts and identifies three categories of actors — elites, aspirants, and masses — which shape politics in ... More


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