Rethinking the Principle of National Self-Determination: Toward a New Approach for the Question of Palestine

Abstract

Several ideas have been proposed to solve the question of Palestine, but none have succeeded. Representative examples include the two-state solution for the separation and independence of Israel and Palestine and the one-state solution for the coexistence of two ethnic groups within one country. This study examined methodological problems common to these two central ideas to contribute to the development of viable and sustainable solutions in the future. Ultimately, the most significant problem is that these ideas, while tolerating to a certain extent the legitimacy of the nationalistic aspirations of the two ethnic groups, fail to respond effectively enough to either achieve sustainable segregation and stabilization or to adjust them within a country. To cope with this problem, this study discusses the possibility of introducing an individualistic governance system in which sovereignty overlaps within the same territory based on individualism, through the relativization of the principle of self- determination and the conventional nation-state system.



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Hani Abdelhadi, Keio University, Japan

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Conference: ACERP2022
Stream: Interdisciplinary - Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies

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Abdelhadi H. (2022) Rethinking the Principle of National Self-Determination: Toward a New Approach for the Question of Palestine ISSN: 2187-476X – The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2022 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2187-476X.2022.8
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2187-476X.2022.8


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