A Restless Mind

A Restless Mind : Essays in Honor of Amos Perlmutter

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Amos Perlmutter has devoted his academic career to the study of comparative politics, international relations and modern authoritarianism. He has written 14 books and more than 70 articles in academic journals. He has also been a prolific contributor to newspapers in the United States and abroad and offered commentary on TV and radio shows. These essays analyse and explain some of his thinking.show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 589g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138985325
  • 9781138985322

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: the restless mind in its element - the study of civil-military relations and the analysis of politics in Israel, Gabriel Ben-Dor. Part 2 Israeli society and politics: Messianism, utopia and pessimism in the 1950s - a study of the critique of "Ben-Gurion State", Yaacov Shavit; military-civilian elite networks in Israel - a case study in boundary structure, Daniel Maman, Moshe Lissak; Israel - the shift from self-reliance, Efraim Inbar; Eban and Israeli foreign policy - diplomacy, war and disengagement, Michael Brecher; the Hebron massacre and the problems of intelligence, Gabriel Ben-Dor. Part 3 The Middle East: heroes and knaves of the Kuwait crisis, Daniel Pipes; demography as a military constraint - the case of Saudi Arabia, Jacob Goldberg. Part 4 Civil-military relations: the role of external forces in supporting ethno-religious conflict, David C. Tapoport; Spanish praetorianism revisited, Stanley G. Payne; ideological and military factors in the rise and retreat of totalitarianism, Stanislav Andreski. Part 5 Miscellaneous: the Ukrainian pogroms during the Russian Civil War, Richard Pipes; the gains and costs of non-lethal warfare, George H. Quester; the qualitative revolution, or why the next world order will be better than predecessors, Max singer, Aaron Wildavsky.show more