ACSP conference 2009

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Research Title: 
Planning Under DeepPolitical Conflict : The Relationship between Spatial Planning and the Struggle over Space in the Occupied Palestinian Territories/from the British Mandate to the Current Israeli Occupation
Authors: 
Fida Yaseen
Country: 
USA
Date: 
Thu, 2009-10-01
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Research Abstract: 

The mutual relationship between power relations and space has been crucial in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. In other words, power has been spatially practiced in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict: space is used in the exercise of power, and it also releases and displays power. In this context power does not only related to power from above; the power to dominate, to control, to impose order from top downwards by the occupier. Rather it is also the power from bellow; the bottom-up power, the power of resistance by the Palestinian people. That is control is in a dyad relation with resistance, and space is the main arena of the practices of this dichotomy in the Palestinian Territories (PT).