Lauren Banko is a Research Associate in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester.
"A fascinating account of the origins of citizenship in Palestine against a tumultuous background of a declining empire (Ottoman), a transforming empire (British) and an incipient state (Israel). It makes an original and major contribution to our understanding of post-imperial and post-colonial citizenship and sheds a significant light on periods of political and legal transition." -- Engin Isin, The Open University
"A valuable and descriptively illuminating historical study. It advances our understanding of the legal and political construction of citizenship in the British Mandate." -- Nimer Sultany, SOAS, Journal of Palestine Studies