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About Lauren Banko

Lauren E. Banko is a Ph.D. candidate and senior teaching fellow at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the Department of History. Her research focuses on the Arab Middle East and specifically on Palestine and the creation of citizenship and nationality, and popular politics under the British Mandate.

Articles by Lauren Banko

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

New peace talks and expired mandates

In the current climate of political fragmentation and the expired mandates of the executive and legislative branches of the Palestinian Authority, the rights and the duties of the citizens and the government should not continue to be swept aside.  

The creation of Palestinian citizenship under an international mandate: 1918-1925

An internationally-recognised citizenship of the Arab Middle East designed during the era of mandates by the British came out of exclusively colonial processes, despite the fact that the British were meant to be an international trustee in Palestine.  This article explores what happened.

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