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dc.contributor.authorBrough, Nicholas Robert
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-05T20:39:19Z
dc.date.available2019-03-05T20:39:19Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14399
dc.description.abstractSince its success in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections, Hamas has struggled to be an effective governing agent and service provider within the Gaza Strip. The refusal of Israel to recognise Hamas’s administrative status after the free and fair elections resulted in a severe blockade and an international boycott from the international organisation known as the Quartet. The negative outcome of these harsh sanctions combined with past and present measures from the PA based in Ramallah, the West Bank, has been widespread for Palestinian nationalist goals and well-being in the Gaza Strip, which is now on the verge of total economic collapse. 2017 marks a highly active time for Hamas for its political development. Through its internal bylaws a major reorganisation of its leadership occurred along with the release of a long-awaited revision to its founding 1988 charter. With the signing of a unity deal in October with their rival’s, Fatah, Hamas’s new leadership is attempting to relinquish political control over the Gaza Strip. This has renewed hope from Palestinians that the harmful division may be finally ending along with imposed sanctions. This thesis presents a critical interpretive analysis of how this misunderstood Islamic resistance movement is willing to make concessions for the betterment of Palestinian nationalism. Combined with criteria from a shared transformational and transactional leadership framework, this approach challenges popular misrepresentation of Hamas by revealing the pragmatism of its new leadership in this unity accord.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectḤarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmīyahen_US
dc.subjectFatḥ (Organization)en_US
dc.subjectPalestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 2017-en_US
dc.subjectPalestine -- Politics and government -- 2017-en_US
dc.subjectGaza Strip -- Politics and government -- 2017-en_US
dc.subjectWest Bank -- Politics and government -- 2017-en_US
dc.subjectArab-Israeli conflicten_US
dc.titleThe 2017 Palestinian Unity Accord under Hamas's new leadership and revised charter : a critical interpretive analysis : a thesis presented for the completion of the degree of Master of Arts in Politics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University : Manawatu, Palmerston Northen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePoliticsen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_US


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