This title was first published in 2000: The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government brings together in one series, the most significant journal articles to appear in the field of comparative politics in the last twenty-five years. It makes accessible to teachers, researchers and students an extensive range of essays which provide an indispensable basis for understanding both the established conceptual terrain and the new ground being broken in the fast changing field of comparative political analysis. A number of acknowledged experts have been invited to act as editors for the series. They preface each volume with an introductory essay in which they review the basis for the selection of articles and suggest future directions of research and investigation in the subject area. An invaluable resource for all those working in the field of comparative government and politics.
Contents: Part 1 The Context of Israeli Politics: Religion and Politics: From accommodation to decision: transformations in Israel's religio-political life, Asher Cohen and Bernard Susser; Law and religion in Israel, Izhak Englard. Zionism and Politics: Change and continuity in Zionist territorial orientations and politics, Baruch Kimmerling. The Arab Minority: Ethnic democracy and the legal construction of citizenship: Arab citizens of the Jewish state, Yoav Peled. Immigration and Multiculturalism: Shadow games: ethnic conflict and political exchange in Israel, Alex Weingrod; Ethnicity as a product of political negotiation: the case of Israel, Hanna Herzog. Part 2 The Constitutional Framework of Israeli Politics: The Unwritten Constitution: The unintended consequences of unplanned constitutional reform: constitutional politics in Israel, Menachem Hoffnung; The judicialization of politics in Israel, Martin Edelman. The Legal System and Attitudes to Law; The margins of justice: attitudes to the law and legal system among Jews and Arabs in Israel, Arye Rattner; Extremism and violence in Israel: the crisis of Messianic politics, Ehud Sprinzak. Part 3 The Operation of Domestic Politics: Parties and Interest Groups: The political bases of activism in the Israeli Labour and Herut parties, Alan S. Zuckerman, Michal Shamir, and Hanna Herzog; Civil society in transition: interest politics in Israel, Yael Yishai. Changes in the Electoral System: The politics of electoral reform in Israel, Hanna Diskin and Abraham Diskin; Executive-legislative relations in an era of accelerated reform: reshaping government in Israel, Reuven Y. Hazan. Elections and Voting: The forming of the Netanyahu government: coalition-formation in a quasi-parliamentary setting, Gregory S. Mahler; The public purse and the private campaign: political finance in Israel, Menachem Hoffnung. Civil-Military Relations: Civil-military relations and democracy: the case of the military-political elites' connection in
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