A Restless Mind: Essays in Honor of Amos Perlmutter [NOOK Book]

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Amos Perlmutter has devoted his academic career to the study of comparative politics, international relations and modern authoritarianism. He has written 14 books and more than 70 articles in academic journals. He has also been a prolific contributor to newspapers in the United States and abroad and offered commentary on TV and radio shows. These essays analyse and explain some of his thinking.
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A Restless Mind: Essays in Honor of Amos Perlmutter

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Overview

Amos Perlmutter has devoted his academic career to the study of comparative politics, international relations and modern authoritarianism. He has written 14 books and more than 70 articles in academic journals. He has also been a prolific contributor to newspapers in the United States and abroad and offered commentary on TV and radio shows. These essays analyse and explain some of his thinking.
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A collecting 13 essays addressing the work of Amos Perlmutter, scholar of comparative politics, international relations, civil-military relations, and modern authoritarianism. Contributions are divided into five sections: a general discussion of the study of civil-military relations and political analysis in Israel; Israeli society and politics; the Middle East; civil-military relations; and three unrelated contributions on the Ukrainian pogroms, non-lethal warfare, and the "new world order." Lacks an index. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135241858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
The Restless Mind in its Element: The Study of Civil-military Relations and the Analysis of Politics in Israel 1
Messianism, Utopia and Pessimism in the 1950s: A Study of the Critique of the 'Ben-Gurion State' 23
Military-civilian Elite Networks in Israel: A Case Study in Boundary Structure 49
Israel: The Shift from Self-reliance 80
Eban and Israeli Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, War and Disengagement 104
The Hebron Massacre and the Problems of Intelligence 144
Heroes and Knaves of the Kuwait Crisis 175
Demography as a Military Constraint: The Case of Saudi Arabia 189
The Role of External Forces in Supporting Ethno-religious Conflict 209
Spanish Praetorianism Revisited 227
Ideological and Military Factors in the Rise and Retreat of Totalitarianism 244
The Ukrainian Pogroms during the Russian Civil War 261
The Gains and Costs of Non-Lethal Warfare 276
The Qualitative Revolution, or Why the Next World Order will be Better than its Predecessors 289
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