Ian Lustick, professor and Bess W. Heyman Chair in political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is a seasoned analyst of Israel and the Middle East. Lustick's well-written and carefully researched new volume stands poised to become an important intervention in the literature on Israel/Palestine. This may especially be the case in liberal Zionist circles where the key argument—namely that the two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, while always a long shot, is now implausible—may be less familiar ground. For those steeped in Palestine studies, the ideal of a democratic and secular state shaped discussion for decades because it stood as a contrast to Palestinian dispossession, statelessness, occupation, the...
Review: Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality, by Ian S. Lustick
Yasmeen Abu-Laban is professor and Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Citizenship and Human Rights in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, and coauthor (with Abigail B. Bakan) of Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race: Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context (London: I.B. Tauris, 2019).
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Yasmeen Abu-Laban; Review: Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality, by Ian S. Lustick. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 August 2020; 49 (4): 145–147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2020.49.4.145
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