by Sam Lehman-Wilzig
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Wildfire by Sam Lehman-Wilzig

Wildfire is a wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary study of the "other side" of Israeli public life. Because the governmental service systems work poorly, and political protest has proved to be largely ineffective, the Israeli public has begun to take matters into their own hands, in effect creating numerous "alternative" service systems in almost all spheres of life.

Lehman-Wilzig describes this phenomenon and analyzes the impact of the most important alternative systems: illegal settlement activity, a huge underground economy, pirate cable TV stations, "gray" education, Black medicine, anti-religious as well as anti-secular activity, and a growing demand for electoral reform and constitutionalization of the Israeli polity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438410395
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 398 KB

About the Author

Sam N. Lehman-Wilzig is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University, and is Chairman of the Institute for Journalism and Public Communications. He is co-editor of Comparative Jewish Politics: Public Life in Israel and the Diaspora, and author of Stiff-Necked People, Bottle-Necked System: The Evolution and Roots of Israeli Public Protest, 1949-1986.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book offering an interesting perspective on Israel. Good reading.