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Israel's Occupation$
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Neve Gordon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255302

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255302.001.0001

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The Infrastructure of Control

The Infrastructure of Control

(p.23) Chapter 1 The Infrastructure of Control
Israel's Occupation

Neve Gordon

University of California Press

One cannot really understand how the occupation ticked without examining, even if very briefly, the major systems and institutions that enabled all the other forms of control to work, as well as the underlying principles which informed their effective operation. Thus, before turning to describe the historical development of Israel's occupation and the different ways the inhabitants were managed, this chapter outlines the infrastructure of control: namely, the legal mechanisms, institutions, and surveillance devices that enabled the different controlling apparatuses and practices to operate. It is interesting to note that even though the occupation has dramatically changed over the years, most of the components making up the infrastructure of control have undergone only cosmetic modifications.

Keywords:   occupation, legal mechanisms, institutions, surveillance

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