Covering the history of Israel since its birth, this comprehensive discussion focuses on the historical, ideological and political determinants of the civil rights issues within Israel. Important topics covered include the historical and ideological roots of Israeli democracy; the problems of a collective society during the establishment of a democratic state; the legal and political attitudes towards human rights in the Occupied Territories and the implications of these attitudes for the peace process; the dilemma of a democracy in a state of war; and problems of democracy versus national security. The author makes use of interviews with prominent national policy makers.
Organized to complement an introductory course in political science research methods, this work aims to help students understand research as it is actually practiced. Each chapter opens with an explanation of basic concepts and methods of political research.