Politics and Society in Modern Israel / Edition 2

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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.
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Garafinkle (Middle East politics, Johns Hopkins U.) describes events from the Rabin assassination through the prime ministership of Benyamin Netanyahu to the electorial victory of Ehud Barak. He discusses the sense of everyday life, the ethnic composition and institutional structure of society, nuances and contradictions of Israeli identity, political culture, and the issues that dominate debates on domestic and foreign policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765605153
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 In the Beginning 19
3 Society and Polity at Independence 55
4 Society and Political Economy in Contemporary Israel 94
5 Political Institutions and Issues 151
6 Foreign Policy: Sources and Substance 191
7 Peace and Normalcy? 236
Notes 285
Glossary of Hebrew Terms and Acronyms 301
Suggested Readings 311
Index 317
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