The Oxford handbook of Israeli politics and society

Alan Dowty (Editor), Reuven Y Hazan (Editor), Menaḥem Hofnung (Editor), Gideon Rahat (Editor)

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Few countries receive as much attention as Israel and are at the same time as misunderstood. The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society brings together leading Israeli and international figures to offer the most wide-ranging treatment available of an intriguing country. It serves as a comprehensive reference for the growing field of Israel studies and is also a significant resource for students and scholars of comparative politics, recognizing that in many ways Israel is not unique, but rather a test case of democracy in deeply divided societies and states engaged in intense conflict. The handbook presents an overview of the historical development of Israeli democracy through chapters examining the country’s history, contemporary society, political institutions, international relations, and most pressing political issues. It outlines the most relevant developments over time while not shying away from the strife both in and around Israel. It presents opposed narratives in full force, enabling readers to make their own judgments.

(ULI)This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages710
ISBN (Electronic)0190675594, 0190675608, 0190675616, 9780190675585, 9780190675615
ISBN (Print)0190675586
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameOxford handbooks online
PublisherOxford University Press

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  • Comparative politics
  • Israel
  • Israel studies
  • Political science
  • Society


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