Studies in Contemporary Jewry: V: Israel: State and Society, 1948-1988

Studies in Contemporary Jewry: V: Israel: State and Society, 1948-1988

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This is the fifth volume of the annual publication of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This volume is an up-to-date examination by noted specialists of the issues and developments that have shaped the state and the people of Israel over the past forty years, with special emphasis on the most recent trends. The volume presents in a concise form a review of the most recent research on Israeli politics and society, affording the general reader as well as the specialist an in-depth introduction to the key developments affecting Israel from within. Highlights include: Dan Horowitz and Moshe Lissak on key issues and conflicts that will determine Israel's future course; Pnina Morag-Talmon and Eliezer Ben-Rafael on the emergence of Israeli multi-ethnicity; Sammy Smooha on the growing politicization of Israel's Arab minority; Aviezer Ravitzky on the dilemmas facing the Haredi, or ultraorthodox population; and Itzhak Galnoor and Erik Cohen on the underpinnings of Israeli democracy and social consensus in the light of recent more

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  • Hardback | 446 pages
  • 161 x 236.7 x 33.8mm | 879.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables
  • 0195058275
  • 9780195058277

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'well-edited volume ... In a relatively short time ... Studies in Contemporary Jewry has become perhaps the premier publication in the field. The editor of this volume and his co-editors, Jonathan Frankel and Ezra Mendelsohn, maintain a high professional standard.' Myron J. Aronoff, Weekend, The Jerusalem Post Magazine 'This is a 400-plus page, rich fruitcake of a book to be savoured in small slices by those with not too much time but an appetite for that variety of rare insights which you can carry through a working week as nourishment for the mind.' Geoffrey D. Paul, Jewish Chronicleshow more