The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed

The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed : Fifty Years of Interstate and Ethnic Crises

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The Middle East conflict, be it between the state of Israel and Arab states or between Jews and Palestinians, is a staple of international news. Utilizing both theoretical approaches and empirical evidence, Hemda Ben-Yehuda and Shmuel Sandler argue that despite the recent upswing in violence, particularly over the Palestinian issue, conflict has gradually been giving way, since the 1970s, to a more orderly regime of conflict management. By integrating ethnonational theoretical literature into their analysis, the authors move beyond the current International Relations debate over the relative merits of realist/neo-realist approaches versus neo-liberal-institutional approaches. Ethnic-state disputes are the primary source for failing to terminate the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 151.89 x 235.2 x 16.76mm | 417g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791452468
  • 9780791452462

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"The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed is useful because it combines theory, case studies, and data analysis in a way that sets an example for further work in the area. It is not written from a position of advocacy but helps to enlighten us about the basis for alternative courses of action in dealing with a persistent and deadly conflict. Its most impressive aspect is its mastery of the evolution of a very complex rivalry in world politics. The book's basic message--that the Arab-Israeli conflict has moved in a gradually favorable direction--is convincing." -- Patrick James, University of Missouri-Columbia "This book serves as a handy reference guide for crisis research--due in part to the methodological rigor and analysis inherent in the International Crisis Behavior framework." -- David Carment, Carleton University
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About Hemda Ben-Yehuda

Hemda Ben-Yehuda is a Research Associate at the International Crisis Behavior Project and teaches in the Department of Political Studies, Bar-Ilan University.

Shmuel Sandler is the Sara and Simha Lainer Professor of Democracy and Civility and Chair of the Department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of The State of Israel, The Land of Israel: The Statist and Ethnonational Dimensions of Foreign Policy.
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