Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6243

Date

2018

Date of Award

12-3-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Political Science

Concentration

International Studies

Committee Chair

Matthias Kaelberer

Committee Member

Nicole Detraz

Committee Member

Peksen Dursun

Abstract

The concept of colonialism is increasingly prevalent in evaluating the structural and institutional problems of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Colonialism is utilized as an explanatory and critical framework to understanding and challenging the ideological, ethnic/racial, and political foundations of both the Zionist and Palestinian movements. The research poses as a qualitative case study to assess the legal and ideological foundations of apartheid in South Africa and Israel towards their native populations despite varying strategies in establishing exclusive settler-colonial states. This thesis characterizes apartheid as the modern legal manifestation of colonialism and explores the constraints of the internationally supported two-state solution.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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