1st Edition

The Elections In Israel1988

By Asher Arian, Michal Shamir Copyright 1991

    Forty years after becoming an independent state, Israel is still involved in deadly strife with many of its Arab neighbors and with the Palestinians under its military control. The protracted Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the most fundamental features of the Israeli experience; it overshadows economic and social decisions, and often sets the poli

    Introduction -- War and Symbols in a Protracted Conflict -- The Political Economy of Israeli Military Action1 -- Was It on the Agenda? The Hidden Agenda of the 1988 Campaign -- Voting Behavior in a Protracted Conflict -- National Security Crises and Voting Behavior: The Intifada and the 1988 Elections1 -- The Intifada and Israeli Voters: Policy Preferences and Performance Evaluations1 -- Labor Market Segmentation and Ethnic Conflict: The Social Basic of Right-Wing Politics in Israel1 -- The Changing Political Role of Israeli Arabs1 -- Adaptation to Changing Conditions -- Groups and Parties -- The Orthodox, the Ultra-Orthodox, and the Elections for the Twelfth Knesset -- No Big Deal: Democratization of the Nominating Process -- Change Over Time -- Demographic Change and Partisan Support1 -- The Flow of the Vote in Israel: A Reconsideration of Stability and Change1 -- Protracted Conflict and the Formation of Government -- Israel's National Unity Governments and Domestic Politics1 -- Politics of Mutual Veto: The Israeli National Coalition


    Asher Arian and Michal Shamir