The Palestinian ‘phantom state’: A contradiction in terms?



One of the basic tenets of most theories of the nation is that concepts like self-determination, sovereignty, and self-sufficiency are sine qua non for states. Dahlia Scheindlin, a political consultant, pollster, and columnist for 972 Magazine, just completed a PhD dissertation that explores unrecognized or “phantom states” — states that have most of the attributes of sovereign states, except, well, sovereignty. One such “phantom state” is Palestine. 

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