Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

2012 Winner
Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0691124483

Based on Sara Roy's extensive fieldwork in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, this book shows how the social service activities sponsored by Hamas emphasized not political violence but community development and civic restoration.  Roy demonstrates how Islamic social institutions advocated a moderate approach to change that valued order and stability, breaking down common assumptions about the group.

Winner of the Palestine Book Awards 2012: Academic Prize

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