Israel Since 1980
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Israel Since 1980 by Guy Ben-Porat
Book DescriptionOver the last quarter century, a radical demographic, economic and political transformation has been taking place from within Israel. Israelis are beginning to ask some fundamental questions about the country they live in and what it means to be an Israeli. This book, written by five Israeli academics, probes the changing nature of Israeli society over the last twenty-five years. It considers the deep rifts in that society caused by ethnic, cultural, class and religious divide. It looks at political and economic changes and how privatization has undermined the welfare state. It questions the role of the military in the light of the wider social and economic changes. Finally, and crucially, it asks whether new political initiatives can offer a realistic alternative to the inadequacies of recent governments. This is an informative account of Israel's recent past and the challenges it faces in the twenty-first century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855921
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this book, five Israeli academics probe the changing nature of Israeli society over the last twenty-five years.
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Author Biography - Guy Ben-Porat
Guy Ben-Porat is Lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His publications include Global Liberalism, Local Populism: Peace and Conflict in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland (2006) and, as editor, Implementing Peace Agreements (forthcoming). Shlomo Mizrachi is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. He is the co-author of Public Policy between Society and the Court in Israel (2006). Ayre Naor is Lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Erez Tzfadia is Lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Sapir College, Israel. He is co-author of Policy and Identity in Development Towns: The Case of North-African Immigrants, 1952-1998 (1999). Yagil Levy teaches in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of From 'People's Army' to 'Army of the Peripheries' (2007, in Hebrew) and Israel's Materialist Militarism (2007).
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