Master of Arts in Political Science
Mehran Tamadonfar, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
Should an independent, sovereign state of Palestine have the right to exist? The establishment of an independent Palestinian state is important because it could possibly end an extended period of violence with Israel, where civilian casualties have been high, and it could help to solidify a foundation of political tolerance and acceptance in the Middle East. Under the proposed two-state solution, an independent Palestinian state is possible. However, to determine if a Palestinian state is viable, it will be necessary to examine internal political struggles, economic resources, systems of communication, political systems and internal and external political policies. This qualitative research will focus on examining the resources and systems that would be essential in creating a solid infrastructure and foundation for the Palestinian people and a strong, sovereign, internationally recognized Palestinian state.
Independence; International politics; Israel; Middle East; Palestine; Palestinian state; Peace; Sovereignty; Tolerance; Violence
Asian Studies | International Law | International Relations | Political Science
Hileman-Tabios, Jennifer A., "A Palestinian state" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 132.