Politics and Society in Modern Israel / Edition 2

Politics and Society in Modern Israel / Edition 2

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by Adam Garfinkle
     
 

With full coverage of recent dramatic events in Israeli politics from the Rabin assassination through the prime ministership of Benyamin Netanyahu to the electoral victory of Ehud Barak, this is the most current introduction to Israeli politics and society available today. It is also an enormously readable and engaging book. It conveys a strong sense of everyday life… See more details below

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With full coverage of recent dramatic events in Israeli politics from the Rabin assassination through the prime ministership of Benyamin Netanyahu to the electoral victory of Ehud Barak, this is the most current introduction to Israeli politics and society available today. It is also an enormously readable and engaging book. It conveys a strong sense of everyday life in Israel, the ethnic composition and institutional structure of Israeli society, the nuances and contradictions of Israeli identity, Israeli political culture, and the issues that dominate Israeli domestic and foreign policy debates. Enlivened with anecdotes and supplied with maps, a glossary, and suggested readings, this book is accessible to anyone interested. It has been especially popular with students, tourists, and travelers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765605153
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction3
2In the Beginning19
3Society and Polity at Independence55
4Society and Political Economy in Contemporary Israel94
5Political Institutions and Issues151
6Foreign Policy: Sources and Substance191
7Peace and Normalcy?236
Notes285
Glossary of Hebrew Terms and Acronyms301
Suggested Readings311
Index317

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