Military, State and Society in Israel : Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
Contemporary Israel is the site of debates about many of the fundamental assumptions that have undergirded the Jewish nation-state: the ethnic character of nationhood and statehood; the role of the Jewish diaspora vis-O-vis Israel; the legitimacy of Jewish -ethnic pluralism-; the meaning of the Holocaust; privatization of social life and the spread of consumerism; and weakening of the centralized state as the agent of social transformation affecting housing, language, health, technology, production, dress, and child-rearing. One important consequence of these internal conflicts and struggles has been a significant erosion in the almost sacred status once enjoyed by state institutions, and especially the military, among the majority of Jewish population.
-Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, - situates Israel in its wider theoretical and comparative context and shows how the study of Israel contributes to the theoretical understanding of contemporary changes in civil-military relations. -The Politics of Civil-Military Relations, - concentrates on current changes in Israeli politics, the character of the conflict with the Palestinians, and the place of military in society. -The State and War-Making-Creating Citizens, Soldiers, and Men and Women, - indicates how war and the military are not only instruments for state-making, but are also important factors in the formation of individual identities. -The Notion of 'National Security'-Institutions and Concepts, - raises the basic question of whether the institutional mechanisms and the strategic conceptions crystallized during the first 50 years of Israel's existence are still relevant in a changing post-cold war world. -The Armed Forces as Organization, Continuity and Change, - focuses on the lines of continuity and trends of change in several aspects of the Israeli Defense Forces' internal organizational structure.
Studies based on Israeli cases, data, and scholarship have been central to the development of expertise in such fields as applied psychology and psychotherapy. This volume contributes to these areas of study, and will be of central importance to professionals interested in civil-military.
- Hardback | 434 pages
- 162.1 x 236.7 x 30mm | 850.98g
- 01 Aug 2001
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Transaction Publishers
- Somerset, United Kingdom
People who bought this also bought
20 Mar 2009
01 Nov 2017