Young People’s Experience of House Demolition in the West Bank
The aim of this research is to understand the kinds of agency that emerge through young Palestinians’ experiences of demolitions and how this impacts on their capacities to cope with violence, maintain dignity and build sustainable development for Palestinians. Focusing on the informal networks and processes of learning and collaboration that young people develop in relation to demolitions, we explore what kinds of agency and citizenship these produce, how these impact on young people’s dignity and ability to cope, and on their articulation of alternative futures. To actively engage young people in the research process while addressing policy makers and NGOs, we will use an interdisciplinary participatory methodology combining narrative inquiry and cultural probes. This approach builds on research that identifies aesthetic, embodied and cultural meaning in the coping strategies of young Palestinians (Marshall 2013) and how fear can facilitate narratives of hope (Griffiths 2017), despite the frequent denial of youth agency and citizenship in Palestine (Stewart 2011).
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The book will include: the drafting process, separation of powers and the needed political system for Palestine, the needed ways of interpretation by the constitutional court and how women should be considered as equal citizens where their role and opinion in the constitutional process is considered)