Research on the contested city of Jerusalem spans multiple fields of scholarly inquiry. While a great deal of the recent literature on Jerusalem focuses on the city in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has been generated by political scientists and historians, perspectives from other disciplines continue to thrive in the subfield of Jerusalem Studies. These have explored, for example, the dynamic and fluid contestations over sacred space, and the ways in which Israel’s national government, the Jerusalem municipality, and the city’s diverse communities have been both creating and disrupting geographical realities. Research on the political dimensions of the city have also both broadened and deepened over the last several decades, concentrating on the “Jerusalem problem” and the steps that need to be taken to resolve the conflict over the city’s future. However, holes in our knowledge of the city persist, requiring further cross-disciplinary study of one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the planet.


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