İhsan Doğramacı International Advanced Studies Center Political Science Research Program cordially invites you to the book discussion by Prof. Ian Lustick on his latest book Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality.
Date: 16 June 2021, Wednesday
Time: 17.00 (GMT+3)
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Topic: POLS/ Prof. Dr. Ian Lustick
Time: Jun 16, 2021 05:00 PM ANKARA
About the Book
Why have Israelis and Palestinians failed to achieve a two-state solution to the conflict that has cost so much and lasted so long? In Paradigm Lost, Ian S. Lustick brings fifty years as an analyst of the Arab-Israeli dispute to bear on this question and offers a provocative explanation of why continued attempts to divide the land will have no more success than would negotiations to establish a one-state solution.
Basing his argument on the decisiveness of unanticipated consequences, Lustick shows how the combination of Zionism’s partially successful Iron Wall strategy for dealing with Arabs, an Israeli political culture saturated with what the author calls “Holocaustia,” and the Israel lobby’s dominant influence on American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict scuttled efforts to estab¬lish a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Yet, he demonstrates, it has also unintentionally set the stage for new struggles and “better problems” for both Israel and the Palestinians. Drawing on the history of scientific ideas that once seemed certain but were ultimately discarded, Lustick encourages shifting attention from two-state blueprints that provide no map for realistic action to the democratizing competition that arises when different subgroups, forced to be part of the same polity, redefine their interests and form new alliances to pursue them.
Paradigm Lost argues that negotiations for a two-state solution between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River are doomed and counterproductive. Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs can enjoy the democracy they deserve but only after decades of struggle amid the unintended but powerful consequences of today’s one-state reality.
Ian S. Lustick is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Bess W. Heyman Chair. He is an expert Middle East politics and American foreign policy and has been publishing research on Arab-Israeli relations, comparative politics, and international politics for more than four decades. He is also a pioneer in the use of agent-based computer simulation modeling for solving both research and intelligence problems. His most recent book is Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality www.paradigmlostbook.com. He is also the author of Arabs in the Jewish State: Israel’s Control of a National Minority; For the Land and the Lord: Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel; Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank/Gaza; a dozen more edited and single-authored books and scores of articles in journals including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, American Political Science Review, Journal of Palestine Studies, Israel Studies Review, Israel Studies, World Politics, and International Organization. Lustick has worked as an analyst on Israel-Palestinian affairs in the United States Department of State, and served as a consultant on Middle East policy for every administration from Carter through Obama. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founder and past President of the Association for Israel Studies.