Wars, Internal Conflicts, and Political Order: A Jewish Democracy in the Middle East

Wars, Internal Conflicts, and Political Order: A Jewish Democracy in the Middle East

by Gad Barzilai
     
 

ISBN-10: 079142944X

ISBN-13: 9780791429440

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

The first comprehensive analysis of the effect the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on state and society in Israel.

This is the first comprehensive research study to analyze and explain the influence the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on Israel. It focuses on the manner in which all of the Israeli-Arab wars since 1949, including the Intifada

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The first comprehensive analysis of the effect the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on state and society in Israel.

This is the first comprehensive research study to analyze and explain the influence the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on Israel. It focuses on the manner in which all of the Israeli-Arab wars since 1949, including the Intifada and the Gulf War, have affected state and society in Israel. In addition, it examines the influences of other, more limited Israeli military operations. These subjects are investigated within a broad theoretical framework based on a critical analysis of the literature. The author suggests an analytic qualitative model for understanding wars and internal political order and makes significant corrections to paradigms that deal with political order and wars, from the Marxist paradigm to the liberal paradigm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791429440
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
SUNY series in Israeli Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part One: A Conceptual Framework

1. Democracies in Wars and Severe National-Security Crises: Theoretical and Comparative Aspects

Part Two: A Developing Democracy During the First Stages of Nation-Building

2. The Suez Campaign: Ideological Rift, Preemptive War, and a Dominant Party

3. The Six-Day War: Political Crisis and War of Consensus

Part Three: Polyarchy During Territorial Status Quo

4. Dissent and Consensus in the War of Attrition

5. The Power Illusion Smashed and National Security Affairs (Partly) Democratized

6. War of Initiative and Political Polarization

7. Israeli Society and Politics during the Gulf War

8. The Inter-Communal Conflict of the Intifada and the Israeli Regime (1987–93)

Part Four: Book Findings in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective: From a Wartime Society to a Civilian Society

9. The Long-Term Effects of Wars and the Emergency Situation

10. Final Conclusions: Establishing a Civilian Society

Notes

Bibliography

Subject Index

Name Index

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