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Political Learning and Citizenship Education Under Conflict

The Political Socialization of Israeli and Palestinian Youngsters

By Orit Ichilov

© 2004 – Routledge

216 pages

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The central objective of this book is to analyze the characteristics of the social contexts and environments in conflict situations, and the impact that these socializing environments may have on the political learning and emerging citizenship orientations of youngsters. Special attention is given to the socializing environments of Palestinian and Israeli youngsters, drawing on material recently collected in Israel.

Ichilov's incisive research uses a multilevel and interdisciplinary approach to argue that political learning is structured within social environments and that there are fundamental differences between the socializing environments in conflict and non-conflict situations.


'Could a book on 'the political socialization of Israeli and Palestinian youngsters' have any relevance for European citizenship educators? Absolutely. Orit Ichilov proved it in 2004 with the publication of Political Learning and Citizenship Education under Conflict. Despite the many obvious differences between Europe and Israel, there is much to be learned from a region that is in many respects much more explosive than our own.'

Krijn Peter Hesselink, Politeia Newsletter

'…Offers many stimulating insights. There is much to be learned for Europeans with an interest in citizenship education from the experiences in Israel.'

Krijn Peter Hesselink, Politeia Newsletter

Table of Contents

Introduction: Environments and contexts In political socialization Part 1: Global Change, Conflict, and Political Learning 1. Conflict, Citizenship, and Global Change 2. Agents of Political Socialization in a Changing World 3. The Texture of Socializing Environments under Conflict 4. The Role of Socialization Agents under Conflict Part 2: Political Learning In Israel: A deeply divided society 5. Israel: A deeply divided society 6. Attempts at Bridging the Gaps 7. Citizenship Orientations of Israeli Youngsters Conclusion: Political learning and citizenship education in a world of conflict and change

About the Author

Orit Ichilov is a former chair of the Department of Educational Sciences at Tel-Aviv University. Her research has focused on political socialization and political education, and her publications include Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Changing World (1998).

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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