UCL Uncovering Politics

Prison Protests in Palestine

Episode Summary

In this week's episode we are looking at prison protests in Palestine. What are they about? What do they achieve? What can we learn?

Episode Notes

Today we’re looking at protest by prisoners. Some of the most famous cases of protest politics involve protests by prisoners. 

And in this episode, we're exploring another case – the case of Palestinian prisoners – in particular, of Palestinians who are in prison in jails in Israel. We are joined by Dr Julie Norman, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations here in the UCL Department of Political Science, whose book, The Palestinian Prisoners Movement: Disobedience and Resistance, came out over the summer, and Dr Carl Gibson, Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. 

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