Politics and Government in Israel: The Maturation of a Modern State [NOOK Book]

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This even-handed and thorough text explores Israeli government and politics from both institutional and behavioral perspectives. First tracing the history and development of the state, Gregory S. Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, and cultural contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics, including constitutions and ideology, parliamentary government, the prime minister and the Knesset, ...
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Politics and Government in Israel: The Maturation of a Modern State

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Overview

This even-handed and thorough text explores Israeli government and politics from both institutional and behavioral perspectives. First tracing the history and development of the state, Gregory S. Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, and cultural contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics, including constitutions and ideology, parliamentary government, the prime minister and the Knesset, political parties and interest groups, the electoral process and voting behavior, and the machinery of government. Mahler considers Israel's foreign policy setting and apparatus, the Palestinian conflict and the question of Jerusalem, and the Middle East peace process overall. This clear and concise text provides an invaluable starting point for all readers needing a cogent introduction to Israel today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742568297
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 402
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Gregory S. Mahler is vice president for academic affairs, academic dean, and professor of politics at Earlham College.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Study of Israel in Comparative Context
Part I: The Political Setting
Chapter 1: History and the Creation of Israel
Chapter 2: Zionism, Religion, and the Domestic Political Environment
Chapter 3: The Social and Economic Context of Politics
Part II: The Governmental Institutions
Chapter 4: The Constitutional System and Parliamentary Government
Chapter 5: The Prime Minister and the Knesset
Chapter 6: Political Parties and Interest Groups
Chapter 7: The Electoral Process and Voting Behavior
Chapter 8: The Machinery of Government
Part III: Foreign Policy and the Middle Eastern Political Setting
Chapter 9: The Foreign Policy Setting
Chapter 10: The Palestinians, the West Bank and Gaza, and Jerusalem
Chapter 11: The Peace Process
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