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Mahmoud Jaraba

since January 2018 Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle
since November 2015 Researcher at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich
since October 2013 Research assistant and lecturer at Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2013 Ph.D. in Political Science, Dissertation Topic: ‘Moderation or Transformation: Explaining the Different Ideological Trajectories of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the Turkish Justice and Development Party’ at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2007-2009 Senior Researcher at the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Ramallah, West Bank
2007-2008 Senior Researcher at AMAN: The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity, Ramallah, West Bank
2007-2008 Senior Researcher at Muwatin: The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, West Bank
2007 M.A. in International Studies at Birzeit University
2003 B.A. in History and Political Science at Birzeit University

  • Understanding Islamist Ideology: Texts and Discourse (Arabic)
  • Reading Said Qutb: His work “Signs on the Way”

  • Middle East Politics
  • Muslim, Sharia and Parallel Justice System in Germany
  • Islamic Social Movements
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict

Monographs

  • Hamas, Tentative March Toward Peace, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Ramallah, 2010 (Arabic)

Editorships

  • (with Nasrallaah Al Shaer): Palestinian Political System: Changing Stage, Al Buraq Center for Research, Ramallah, 2005

Book Chapters

  • Muslimischer Extremismus in Bayern. In: Mathias Rohe (ed.). 1. ed. Islam in Bayern: wie leben wir gut zusammen? Erlangen: FAU University Press, 2018, pp. 67–81.
  • “The time of the activist? The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a changing Middle East”, in: Finding Clarity in a Middle East Unbalanced, Intissar Fakir (ed.), SADA, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2016 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • “Regime Change and Islamic Movements: The Turkish AKP and the Egyptian MB in a Compartive Perspective”, in: Religiöse Bewegungen als politische Akteure im Nahen Osten, ed. by Peter Lintl, Christian Thuselt and Christian Wolff. 1. Auflage. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2016.

Journal Articles

  • The practice of khulʿ in Germany: pragmatism versus conservativism. Islamic Law and Society 26, 2019, 1–28.
  • Muslimische Paralleljustiz in Bayern. Akademie Aktuell 65(2-2018),2018, 39–42 (with Mathias Rohe)
  • Berlino cerca di emendare gli errori del passato. Limes 2018(1), 2018, 189–195.
  • “Paralleljustiz” in Berlin’s Mhallami Community in View of Predominately Customary Mechanisms, in: Zeitschrift für Recht und Islam, (8) 2016, 225-239.
  • Why did the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood year-long rule fall? Zeitschrift für Politik 61(1), 2014,  61–80.

Working Papers

  • Khulʿ in Germany: Mutual Consent as Opposed to Litigation
  • Debating “The Sharia Parallel Justice System” in Germany: Part one: Tribal Customary Rule
  • Debating “The Sharia Parallel Justice System” in Germany: Part two: Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration
  • The practice of ribā in Germany

Reports

  • Islam in Bayern. Policy Paper für die Bayerische Staatsregierung im Auftrag der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Erlangen: Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa, 2018 (with Mathias Rohe).
  • Al-fasād fī isrāʾīl wa-mustaqbal nitanyāhū. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2018 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit)
  • Kabḥ al-istīṭān al-isrāʾīlī: makāsib al-qarārāt al-umamīah wa-furaṣihā. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2017.
  • Aṣ-ṣirāʿ al-filisṭīnī-al-isrāʾīlī fī manẓūr trāmb. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2016 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • At-tawaǧǧuhāt naḥw al-iʿtirāf bi-l-dawla al-filisṭīnīya. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2016.
  • Intifāḍat as-sakākīn: ad-dīnāmīyāt wa-l-āfāq. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2015.
  • Ḥarakat muqāṭaʿat isrāʾīl: al-inǧāzāt, al-muʿawwiqāt, wa-l-āfāq. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2015.
  • Istrātīǧīyat īsrāʾīl fī sīnāʾ: mufāqamat al-maḫāṭir. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2015 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit)
  • Israel’s strategy toward the Sinai peninsula: continuity and change. Doha: Aljazeera Centre for Studies, 2015 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Paralleljustiz: eine Studie im Auftrag des Landes Berlin, vertreten durch die Senatsverwaltung für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz. Berlin: Senatsverwaltung für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz, 2015 (with Mathias Rohe)
  • Mahmoud Jaraba (with Mathias Rohe), Paralleljustiz, Senatsverwaltung für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz, November 2015.
  • Mašrūʿ al-qarār al-filisṭīnī-al-ʿarabī fī maǧlis al-aman: al-furaṣ wa-l-masārāt al-muḥtamala. Doha: Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2014.
  • Public Tenders, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN, Ramallah 2008 (with co-authors)
  • The Palestinian Water Authority, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN, Ramallah, 2008 (with co-authors)
  • The Use of Public Funds in the Palestinian National Authority’s Institutions, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity, AMAN, Ramallah, 2008 (with co-authors)
  • Grants and Foreign Aids Provide to Local Institutions, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity, AMAN, Ramallah, 2008 (with co-authors)

Newspaper Articles

Conference Papers and Talks

  • “Practicing Shari’a In The West: How Local Religious Communities In Germany Dissolve Unregistered Marriage Through Khul’ ?” Unregistered Muslim Marriages. Regulations and Contestations, 24-25 April 2017, De Montfort University Leicester, England.
  • “Debating ‘the Sharia Parallel Justice System’ in Germany”, Oxford, 16 December 2016, “Cultural Expertise in Socio-Legal Studies and History”.
  • “Khul’ Divorce in Germany: Mutual Consent as Opposed to Litigation”, Maastricht University, 25 November 2016, “Marital Captivity: Divorce, Religion and Human Rights”.
  • “Counselling and Mediation among Muslims in Germany: The legal framework, practical evidence and the German debate on Sharia parallel justice”, Leiden University, 18 September 2014, “Counselling and Mediation among Muslims in Europe”.
  • “Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Regime Change in the Post-Mubarak Era”, Berlin, 26.-28 September 2012. Conference organized by the German Foreign Office and German Academic Exchange Services under the title, “Participation and Justice in Times of Change in the Arab World”.
  • “Mobilization for Change: Social Movements in a Developing World”, Bonn, 2.-10. Juni 2012. A Right Livelihood College campus conference.
  • “Regime Change and the Ideological Transformation of Social Movements: The Case of AKP in Turkey”, Erlangen, Forschungs-Workshop: Reform and Revolution in the Middle East, 10. Februar 2012.
  • “Islamic Movements, Political Opportunities Structure and Ideological Transformation: A Comparative Political Study of the Islamic Movements in Egypt and Turkey”, 31. DOT, Marburg, 20.-24. September, 2010
  • “The Moderation of the Islamic Movement in Turkey and Egypt: A Comparative Framework”, Erlangen, Forschungs-Workshop: Religion – State Ideology, 1. Juni 2010
  • “Hamas Fighting Against Fateh in 2007 and During the War 2008/2009”, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Boston, USA, 21.-24. November 2009

Other

  • Palestinian popular resistance. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2018.
  • Repercussions on the peace process. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2017.
  • The prisoners’ dilemma. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2017 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Fatah tearing itself apart. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2016 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • The joint list that could. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Jerusalem in turmoil. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Will the Palestinian unity government survive?Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • The Egyptian military’s economic channels of influence. “Civilianizing” the state in the MENA and Asia Pacific regions. Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, 2014.
  • The threat of jihadism in the West Bank. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Hamas in the post-Morsi period. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • The opposition within. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Talk of reconciliation. Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Death of the two-state paradigm? The Middle East Channel. Foreign Policy. http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0001-7F29-4. Accessed January 3, 2013 (with Lihi Ben Shitrit).
  • Hamas and the peace process: part of the problem or part of the solution? Sada. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2010.