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About Jacob Norris

Jacob Norris is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at Sussex University.  He is the author of Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.   


Articles by Jacob Norris

This week's editor


Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Battle of Algiers transposed into a Palestinian key

Algeria partnershipCinematic representations of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation frequently invoke The Battle of Algiers as a point of reference. This reflects a long history of Palestinian identification with the Algerian independence movement and more specifically with Pontecorvo’s film.

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