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Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City

Michael Dumper


Jerusalem’s formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In particular, the city’s large number of holy sites and restricted religious compounds create enclaves that continually threaten to undermine the Israeli states control over the city. This lack of c ... More

Keywords: Jerusalem, political borders, Palestine, citizenship, property rights, rule of law, Israel, political control, spatial organization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161961
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Dumper, author
University of Exeter