Israel: Challenges to Identity, Democracy, and the State

Israel: Challenges to Identity, Democracy, and the State

by Clive Jones, Emma C. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415270871

ISBN-13: 9780415270878

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Often regarded as the only true manifestation of political pluralism in the contemporary Middle East, the state of Israel has dominated the history and politics of the region for over fifty years. Yet despite its position as a regional superpower, Israel continues to struggle with the whole issue of its own identity, the complexities of which have exposed deep

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Often regarded as the only true manifestation of political pluralism in the contemporary Middle East, the state of Israel has dominated the history and politics of the region for over fifty years. Yet despite its position as a regional superpower, Israel continues to struggle with the whole issue of its own identity, the complexities of which have exposed deep clefts throughout Israeli society that threaten to undermine the collective ideal of a viable Jewish polity in the Middle East.

The authors explore the complex challenges facing Israel, and the extent to which its present state structures and institutions can adapt and accommodate themselves to the diversity of security threats that it now faces. This book will be of interest to those who wish to understand the dynamics that have shaped and continue to shape the state of Israel, and the extent to which these have influenced its search for security in the modern Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415270878
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Contemporary Middle East Series
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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