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Poets on the Edge
Poets on the Edge (September 2008)
An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry
Tsipi Keller - Editor/translator
Aminadav Dykman - Introduction

Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time.

Poets on the Edge introduces four decades of Israel’s most vigorous poetic voices. Selected and translated by author Tsipi Keller, the collection showcases a generous sampling of work from twenty-seven established and emerging poets, bringing many to readers of English for the first time. Thema...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Home
Coming Home (July 2008)
Media and Returning Diaspora in Israel and Germany
Nelly Elias - Author
Hanna Herzog - Foreword by

Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.

Coming Home provides an extraordinary glimpse into the social and cultural integration of a unique category of immigrants—the returning Diaspora. During the 1990s Russian-speaking Jews and Germans returned to their respective historic homelands. Nelly Elias explores t...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Power and National Politics
Judicial Power and National Politics (July 2008)
Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel
Patricia J. Woods - Author

Uses the case of Israel to examine the circumstances that lead national courts to engage heated political issues.

Patricia J. Woods examines a controversial issue in the politics of many countries around the world: the increasing role that courts and justices have played in deeply charged political battles. Through an extensive case study of the religious-secular conflict in Israel, she argues that the most i...(Read More)

 
 
The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies
The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies (February 2008)
Israel in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective
Gideon Rahat - Author

Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.

This book examines the success or failure of initiatives aimed at reforming regime structures in democracies, particularly their electoral and government systems. Through a comparative analysis of the several attempts at this type of reform in Israel over more than four decades, Gid...(Read More)
 
 
Cooperating Rivals
Cooperating Rivals (August 2007)
The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin
Jeffrey K. Sosland - Author

Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.

This book examines the politics of water scarcity in the Middle East’s Jordan River Basin (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority) between 1920 and 2006. Jeffrey K. Sosland demonstrates that while water scarcity might generate political tension, it does not by itself precipitate war, nor is it likely to do so. At the same ...(Read More)
 
 
Zion in the Desert
Zion in the Desert (July 2007)
American Jews in Israel's Reform Kibbutzim
William F. S. Miles - Author

The first book about the only two Reform Movement kibbutzim in Israel.

Zion in the Desert speaks to the millions of Jewish American baby boomers who at one time in their youth flirted with moving to Israel and may still wonder: “What would have happened to me? Who would I have become?” These questions are particularly poignant at a time when many American Jews are reassessing the role of Israe...(Read More)
 
 
Zionism
Zionism (July 2007)
Past and Present
Nathan Rotenstreich - Author

Traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present.

In Zionism, the late Nathan Rotenstreich traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present based on his contention that the Jewish nation comprises both the State of Israel and the Diaspora. He also addresses relations between both Israel and the Diaspora, on the one hand, and Israel and the Arab worl...(Read More)
 
 
Eye on Israel
Eye on Israel (February 2006)
How America Came to View Israel as an Ally
Michelle Mart - Author

Examines the image of Israel in American culture before 1960.

Eye on Israel shows how the seeds of contemporary U.S.-Israeli relations were sown in the cultural narratives of the late 1940s and 1950s, long before American policymakers formed a close political and strategic relationship with Israel. Michelle Mart brings together diverse areas of history and examines the cultural antecedents of this much-h...(Read More)
 
 
Converging Alternatives
Converging Alternatives (January 2006)
The Bund and the Zionist Labor Movement, 1897-1985
Yosef Gorny - Author

The first comparative study of two major Jewish labor movements.

Converging Alternatives provides the first comparative study of the national ideology of two rival Jewish socialist movements: the Bund party and the Zionist Labor movement in Eretz-Israel (Palestine). Yosef Gorny traces the concept of the Jewish nation from the foundation of the Bund and the first Zionist Congress in 1897 until the remains of the Bu...(Read More)
 
 
Building Trust
Building Trust (December 2005)
Overcoming Suspicion in International Conflict
Aaron M. Hoffman - Author

Challenges conventional assumptions about how international rivals form trusting relationships.

How is trust built in international politics? In this book, Aaron M. Hoffman argues that conventional arguments fail to account for two factors governments fear and wish to protect themselves from: domination by outside parties and political competition from internal parties. He argues that trusting relationships emerge in ...(Read More)
 
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