Núm. 19 (2015): Movilizaciones democráticas en el mundo árabe: el activismo social y político de los jóvenes

Roles of organizations in socialization of youth leaders in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) after Oslo

Bethlehem University
Publicado diciembre 23, 2015
Cómo citar
MUSLEH, A. (2015). Roles of organizations in socialization of youth leaders in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) after Oslo. Revista De Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, (19). https://doi.org/10.15366/reim2015.19.006



This paper aims at studying the socialization of young people through organizations in the oPt, and accordingly how would that impact the forms of engagement and leadership they pick. This paper utilizes multiple case study and institutional ethnography research methods, in which it compares three types of organizations. Through this paper we found that founders had the upper hand in organizations, and youth positions even in the highest forms of organizations was limited. Yet the highest the position of youth in the organization, the more engaged they are, and their leadership skills became more institutional. Interaction among founders and youth leaders are essential especially through mentorship. Mentorship played a very important role in all organizations in building the identity and capacity of the youth leaders.


Key words

Organizations, Engagement, Leadership, Palestine, Socialization, Youth


"El papel de las organizaciones en la socialización de los líderes juvéniles en los Territorios Palestinos Ocupados (TPO) desppués de Oslo" 

Este artículo estudia la socialización de los jóvenes a través de la participación en organizaciones sociales en los territorios palestinos ocupados, haciendo particular hincapié en cómo influyen los distintos tipos de participación y de liderazgo que adoptan. Se utilizan métodos de investigación propios del “múltiples casos de estudio” y de la “etnografía institucional”, para así comparar tres tipos de organizaciones. Mediante este trabajo, comprobamos que los fundadores de las organizaciones seguían ejerciendo el poder en las organizaciones, y que la posición de los jóvenes, incluso en las más complejas formas de organización,  se enfrentaba a serios límites. Así, cuanto más alta es la posición de los jóvenes en la organización, más intenso será su compromiso con ésta, y más institucional se convertirán sus recursos de liderazgo. La interacción entre los fundadores y los líderes jóvenes son esenciales especialmente a través de la tutela de los mentores. El mentor juega un papel muy importante en todas las organizaciones en la construcción de la identidad y la capacidad de los jóvenes líderes.

Palabras claves:

Organizaciones, Participación, Liderazgo, Palestina, Socialización, Juventud



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