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Politics and Government in Israel: The Maturation of a Modern State / Edition 3

Politics and Government in Israel: The Maturation of a Modern State / Edition 3

by Gregory S. MahlerGregory S. Mahler
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This balanced and comprehensive text explores Israeli government and politics from both institutional and behavioral perspectives. After briefly discussing Israel's history and the early development of the state, Gregory Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, cultural, and military contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. He makes special note of Israel's geopolitical situation of sharing borders with, and being proximate to, several hostile Arab nations. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics, including the constitutional system 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 also considers Israel's foreign policy setting and apparatus, the Palestinians and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the particularly sensitive questions of Jerusalem and the Israeli settlement movement, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Ilan Peleg

This updated edition of Mahler’s comprehensive text sheds new light on how Israeli politics have been continually developing in recent years. The fresh writing on the nuclear debates and the peace process is indispensable, and the new discussion of religion and politics is necessary to any study of Israel. This text is perfect for students who are new to the subject of political science or those who want to learn more about Israel and its influences.

Mark Tessler

This updated version of Greg Mahler’s comprehensive, balanced, and readable volume retains all of the strengths of previous editions. I recommend it highly to anyone seeking to understand politics and society in Israel. 

Reuven Y. Hazan

Mahler’s new edition is the best introductory textbook on Israeli government and politics available today. His institutional perspective presents a balanced and thorough explanation of a complex and constantly developing political system. This is an up-to-date and indispensable book for those who want a better understanding of both the continuities and the changes in modern Israel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442265363
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 874,548
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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