The New Israel

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The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization argues that the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process will be expedited by increased economic liberalization. Israel has undergone dramatic economic change in the 1990s, shifting from a strongly protectionist, state-centered economy to a more international, “neoliberal” one. The book maintains that these fundamental changes have in turn transformed Israeli society as a whole, resulting in a significant moderation of attitudes toward the Palestinian people and ...
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Overview


The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization argues that the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process will be expedited by increased economic liberalization. Israel has undergone dramatic economic change in the 1990s, shifting from a strongly protectionist, state-centered economy to a more international, “neoliberal” one. The book maintains that these fundamental changes have in turn transformed Israeli society as a whole, resulting in a significant moderation of attitudes toward the Palestinian people and Palestinian nationalism. The New Israel contains contributions from both established Israeli sociologists and promising young scholars. The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization is an insightful commentary on one of the most crucial international issues of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813338736
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Gershon Shafir is professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914 and Immigrants and Nationalists, and the editor of The Citizenship Debates. Yoav Peled is senior lecturer of political science at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Class and Ethnicity in the Pale: The Political Economy of Jewish Workers' Nationalism in Late Imperial Russia.
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Table of Contents

List of Acronyms ix
1 Introduction: The Socioeconomic Liberalization of Israel 1
Part 1 A State-Centered Economy
2 Challenges to Separatism: Joint Action by Jewish and Arab Workers in Jewish-Owned Industry in Mandatory Palestine 17
3 The Ideological Wellspring of Zionist Capitalism: The Impact of Private Capital and Industry on the Shaping of the Dominant Zionist Ideology 43
4 From "Eretz Yisrael Haovedet" to "Yisrael Hashnia": The Social Discourse and Social Policy of Mapai in the 1950s 71
Part 2 Liberalization
5 Economic Liberalization and the Breakup of the Histadrut's Domain 103
6 Liberalization and the Transformation of the Political Economy 129
7 Change and Continuity in the Israeli Political Economy: Multi-Level Analysis of the Telecommunications and Energy Sectors 161
8 The Great Economic-Juridical Shift: The Legal Arena and the Transformation of Israel's Economic Order 189
9 "The Promised Land of Business Opportunities:" Liberal Post-Zionism in the Glocal Age 217
Part 3 The Peace Process
10 Peace and Profits: The Globalization of Israeli Business and the Peace Process 243
11 Regional Cooperation and the MENA Economic Summits 265
Index 279
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