Many observers have portrayed the Oslo Process as a milestone in the peacemaking process between Palestinians and Israelis. In this controversial and groundbreaking new work, McMahon challenges the interpretation of the Oslo Process as a breakthrough or new beginning in Palestinian-Israeli relations. He argues that the Oslo Process affected no discursive or non-discursive change and that the Oslo Process in fact institutionalized the analytics practices involved in Israeli and Palestinian relations. It should, McMahon concludes, be no surprise that the process ended with direct Palestinian-Israeli violence. This book will be crucial reading for scholars of Israeli and Palestinian relations as well as anyone who is interested in understanding what discursive change must occur for peace between Israel and Palestinians to be established and sustained.

chapter 1|14 pages

Excavating the Oslo Process

chapter 2|16 pages

Reading the Oslo Process

chapter 3|20 pages

Pre-1993 Systematic Silences

chapter 4|22 pages

Pre-1993 Rules of Formation

chapter 5|30 pages

Post-1993 Systematic Silences

chapter 6|27 pages

Post-1993 Rules of Formation

chapter 7|19 pages

Persistent Israeli Practices

chapter 8|14 pages