Change in the Palestinian political culture after the Oslo agreement and its impact on the national constants

Year: 
2016
Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Massoud Eghbarieh/supervisor
Dr. Ayman Talal/external examiner
Dr. Ebraheem Abu Jaber/internal examiner
Supervisors: 
Dr. Massoud Eghbarieh/supervisor
Authors: 
Amer Mohammed Saeed Qabaha
Abstract: 
This study measures the degree of change in the Palestinian political culture as a result of the Oslo agreement signed between Israel and the PLO in 1993in the eyes of all faculty members of the Palestinian universities in the West Bank. The study utilizes the descriptive and the quantitative approaches. A questionnaire was developed and administrated among a sample of the academic faculty members. The sample size is 250. Data were collected and analyzed by the SPSS program. The main findings are: The research could not indicate a significant impact of the Oslo agreement, negative or positive, on the Palestinian political culture in the eyes of the faulty members of the Palestinian universities in the West Bank of Jordan. No changes have been inflicted as a result of he Oslo agreement when we consider, age, gender, academic achievements, specialization, years of experience of these faculty members. Nevertherless, we found a significant difference with regard to the place of work: Those faculty members at the Beitlehem and Al-Quds universities see strong negative changes in the Palestinian political culture as a result of the Oslo agreement, than the faculty members of other universities in the West Bank.
Pages Count: 
83
Status: 
Published