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You will find here a list of Benoit Challand's publications as well as some links to a selection of them.


La Ligue Marxiste Révolutionnaire en Suisse Romande (1969-1980), Fribourg University Press, Fribourg (CH), 2000.

Palestinian Civil Society: Foreign Donors and the Power to Promote and Exclude, Routledge, London, 2009 (paperback September 2010).

The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations, co-authored with Chiara Bottici, Routledge, London, 2010 (paperback since June 2012).

Guest-editor (with C. Bottici) of a special issue of Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, Vol. 1. Num 2 on ‘Myths and Maps of Europe

The Politics of Imagination, co-edited with Chiara Bottici, Birkbeck Law Series (Taylor and Francis), London, 2011 (paperback since August 2012)

Le développement, une affaire d’ONG ? Associations, Etats et bailleurs dans le monde arabe, co-edited with Caroline Abu-Sada, Paris: Karthala-IREMAM (2011).


ARTICLES (selected)

"The Counter Power of Civil Society and the Emergence of a New Political Imaginary in the ArabWorld”, Constellations Volume 18, No 3, 2011, 2-13.

“Les relations entre acteurs associatifs et Etat, clé de compréhension des Révolutions arabes”, (with Caroline Abu-Sada), Revue Humanitaire. Enjeux, Pratiques, Débats, Num. 28,  2011, July, 34-43.

“Palestinian National Authority” in Ellen LUST-OKAR (ed.) Middle East, CQ Press, 12th Edition, 2010, Washington (Chapter 19).

“Coming too late? The EU’s mixed approaches in transforming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” in Nathalie TOCCI (ed.) The Nexus between the EU, Civil Society and Conflict in the European Neighbourhood, 2010, Routledge UK.

       NB:   This article is also available as working paper dealing with civil society role in conflict transformation in Israel and Palestine. It was published   on the website of MICROCON , a five-year research programme coordinated by IDS (Brighton) and dedicated to "A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict". Click here to have access to the working paper entitled "Coming Too Late? The EU’s Mixed Approaches to Transforming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"  (published online June 2010).

“L’ascesa di Hamas come erede del nazionalismo laico palestinese” in Laura GUAZZONE & Daniela PIOPPI (eds) Il conflitto Israelo-Palestinese oggi, Quaderni Sapienza Orientale, Roma, 2010.

“Religion and the struggle for people’s imagination: the case of contemporary Islamism” in Chiara BOTTICI and Benoit CHALLAND (eds), Politics and Imagination. Rethinking politics as a struggle for imagination, Routledge (UK).
“Middle Eastern Politics and Society”, entry for the International Encyclopedia of Political Science, American Political Science Associations jointly with CQ Press.

“How to Trace Down the Impact of External Aid on Arab Civil Societies? The case of the Palestinian Territories”, proceedings of a regional conference on Research on Civil Society Organizations in the Greater Middle East, Foundation for the Future, Amman (in press).

“Intertwined Identities: A gender-based reading of the visual representations of contemporary Islam in European textbooks”, Gerdien JONKER and Shiraz THOBANI (eds.): Narrating Islam. Interpretations of the Muslim World in European Texts. London: I. B. Tauris, 120-150.

 “1989, Contested Memories and the Shifting Cognitive Maps of Europe”, European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 12, Num. 3, 2009, 397-408.

“European Identity and Its External Others Seen from History Textbooks (1950-2005)”, Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, 2009, Vol. 2, Num. 1, 60-96.

"From Hammer and Sickle to Star and Crescent. The Question of Religion for European Identity and a Political Europe”, Religion, State and Society, Vol. 37, Num. 1, 2009, 65-80. (reprinted in Lucian LEUSTEAN and John T. S. MADELEY (eds.), 2010. Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union, London and New York: Routledge, 59-74).

“Fatah-Hamas Rivalries after Gaza: Is Unity Impossible?” (Op-Ed), The International Spectator , Vol. 44, Num. 3, 2009,  7-13.

'A Nahda of Charitable Organisations? The Political Economy of Aid and Health Service Provisions in Palestine', International Journal of Middle East Studies, 40(2), 2008, 227-247.

'From Sickle to Crescent. The Question of Religion for European Identity and a Political Europe', in Lucian LEUSTEAN and John MADELEY (sld.), Religion, Politics and Policy in the European Union, numéro spécial de Religion, State and Society, 2008, 36 (4).

'The Evolution of Western Aid for Palestinian Civil Society: The Bypassing of Local Knowledge and Resources', Middle Eastern Studies, 2008, Vol. 44, Num. 2, 397-417.

'Islam and Europe, Islam in Europe: A gender-based reading of the visual representations of contemporary Islam in French, Italian and German textbooks (1950-2005)', in Gerdien JONKER (sld.) The Muslim World through the Lens of European Textbooks, 2008, New York: Berghahn Books, with the Georg-Eckert-Institut (GEI), Braunschweig.

'Les mutations du leadership palestinien: des accords d’Oslo à la victoire du Hamas (1993-2007)', A Contrario, 2007, Vol. 5, Num. 2.

'Al-dam wa al-din” (en arabe) : Revue commentée du livre Blood and Religion, The unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State par Jonathan COOK (2006, Pluto Press), in Seyasat, 2007, Vol. 1, Num. 2, pp. 151-154.

'Palestinesi contro. Una storia lunga quarant’anni”, LIMES– Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, 2007, Num. 5, pp. 57-77.

'Religione e territorio in un mondo post-moderno. Sui paradossi dell’odierno rapporto tra i confini nazionali e l’identità religiosa', in Federcio SQUARCINI (sld.) Topografie della santità. Terre sante, simbolizzazioni religiose dei confini e geografia politica delle religioni, Firenze : Firenze University Press.

'Il 1967 e la trasformazione del baricentro palestinese: Potere politico e confini sociali nei Territori Occupati', in Arturo MARZANO & Marcella SIMONI (sld) Israele1967. La Guerra dei Sei Giorni quanrant’anni dopo, Bologna: Il Ponte.

'Rethinking Political Myth. The “Clash of Civilizations” as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2006, Vol. 9, Num. 3, pp. 315-336 (with Chiara Bottici).

'Civil Society, Autonomy, and Donors: International Aid to Palestinian NGOs, Working Paper, 2006, Florence : European University Institute.

'Democratisation’, in Resource Handbook for the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding, 2005, Berne : Département Fédéral des Affaires Etrangères (Div. Pol. IV).

'Looking Beyond the Pale: Civil Society Promotion in Palestine’, Palestine-Israel Journal, 2005, Vol. 12, Num. 1, Special Civil Society, pp. 56-63.

'Palestinian NGOs and their Relations with the Palestinian National Authority', Working Paper, 2003, Tokyo: Middle East Institute of Japan.

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