Building Democracy in Palestine: Liberal Peace Theory and the Election of Hamas

@article{Turner2006BuildingDI,
  title={Building Democracy in Palestine: Liberal Peace Theory and the Election of Hamas},
  author={Mandy Turner},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={739 - 755}
}
  • Mandy Turner
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
The victory of Hamas, a proscribed terrorist organisation, in the January 2006 elections for the Palestinian Authority, was greeted with dismay by the international community, which responded by cutting off aid. This article seeks to understand why Hamas was elected, as well as the international community's response, through an analysis of the liberal peace thesis. This thesis states that democracies do not go to war with one another, thus it was thought that building a democratic Palestinian… 
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