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2020 Issue №4

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On some particular functions of the Palestinian national administration

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18-31

Abstract

This paper considers the features of the governing in the Palestinian Na­tional Authority (PNA), resulted from Oslo agreements. The purpose of this study is to analyze how public institutions, security forces work in practice, and public finances are formed and spent. The methodology is based on a sys­tematic approach in order to demonstrate the whole complex of interconnected elements and the totality of interacting objects. The findings revealed the weaknesses of state institutions of the PNA, the significant influence of the executive branch and power structures, which are overgrown with client rela­tions and systemic corruption. It is noted that the state budget is formed not only from donor assistance, but also from income received internally. In fact, PNA has become a system in which plutocracy reigns supreme. The interde­pendence of the head of state, monopoly business and law enforcement agen­cies created a tangle that cannot be unraveled. The author points out that many actions of the leadership are aimed at protecting oneself from opposition forces and sentiments as well as maintaining power. Under current condi­tions, genuine reforms are almost impossible to implement since they can lead to self-destruction of the PNA structure.

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