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Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Nadya Hajj


The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership becomes strained. How do refugees protect these assets and preserve communal ties? How do they maintain a sense of identity and belonging within chaotic settings? Protection Amid Chaos follows people as they develop binding claims on assets and resources in challenging political and economic spaces. Focusing on Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, it shows how the first to arrive ... More

Keywords: Property Rights, Palestinians, Refugees, Middle East, Political Science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231180627
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231180627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadya Hajj, author
Wellesley College