Politics and Government in Israel

2nd Edition

The Maturation of a Modern State

Gregory S. Mahler
eISBN-13: 9780742568297

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This even-handed and thorough text explores Israeli government and politics from both institutional and behavioral perspectives. First tracing the history and development of the state, Gregory S. Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, and cultural contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics, including constitutions and ideology, parliamentary government, the prime minister and the Knesset, political parties and interest groups, the electoral process and voting behavior, and the machinery of government. Mahler considers Israel's foreign policy setting and apparatus, the Palestinian conflict and the question of Jerusalem, and the Middle East peace process overall. This clear and concise text provides an invaluable starting point for all readers needing a cogent introduction to Israel today.

Sold By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBNs 9780742568273, 9780742568297, 0742568296, 9780742568280, 9780742568297
Language eng
Number of Pages 402
Edition 2nd