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Kibbutzniks in the Diaspora
Kibbutzniks in the Diaspora (March 2000)
Naama Sabar - Author

Explores the search for identity under changing conditions by examining the lives of kibbutz-born young people living in L.A.

Under what circumstances would kibbutz-born young people leave a society which symbolizes, more than anything else, the Zionist dream? Naama Sabar explores this question by examining the lives of a group of Israeli emigrants living in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s. Through extensive interviews in whic...(Read More)
 
 
Review Essays in Israel Studies
Review Essays in Israel Studies (January 2000)
Books on Israel, Volume V
Laura Zittrain Eisenberg - Editor
Neil Caplan - Editor

Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.

Representing a wide array of disciplines: economics, history, literature, political science, anthropology, and sociology, this book offers original examinations of the state of scholarship about Israel, as well as insightful assessments of contemporary Israeli society, politics, economy, and culture. The contribut...(Read More)
 
 
The Elections in Israel 1996
The Elections in Israel 1996 (July 1999)
Asher Arian - Editor
Michal Shamir - Editor

Leading social scientists from Israeli and American universities, using different methods and representing diverse intellectual traditions, address the precedent-setting events of Israel's 1996 elections. The contributors discuss the meaning of collective identity, the role of religion and nationalism in modern Israel, the political behavior of Israeli Arabs, the secrets of success of the immigrant party. Also discussed are issues such as the impact...(Read More)
 
 
Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change
Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change (May 1999)
Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel
Mohammed Abu-Nimer - Author

"In his in-depth examination of intervention models in Israel, Abu-Nimer provides a fresh insight into the important role of dialogue in conflict resolution. This comprehensive study will not only serve as a useful guide for future Arab-Israeli dialogues, but also a framework for other citizen diplomacy programs in areas of conflict around the world."
-- John W. McDonald, Ambassador, and Chairman and co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track D...(Read More)
 
 
Countdown to Statehood
Countdown to Statehood (July 1998)
Palestinian State Formation in the West Bank and Gaza
Hillel Frisch - Author

A study of Palestinian state formation in comparison to Zionist experiences.

Countdown to Statehood, based on Arabic, English, and Hebrew language sources, analyzes the form that the Palestinian state is likely to take. The book looks at past institution-building patterns in the West Bank and Gaza, the relationship between the PLO and the local Palestinians, and the nature of the conflict with Israel from 1967 th...(Read More)
 
 
Crime and Criminal Justice in Israel
Crime and Criminal Justice in Israel (March 1998)
Assessing the Knowledge Base toward the Twenty-First Century
Robert R. Friedmann - Editor

Offers insights into the criminal justice system and the field of criminology in Israel.

Assessing the Israeli criminal justice knowledge base with implications for Israel and international scholarship, this book explores crime, legislation, law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the victim. The book discusses the development of criminal justice and criminology in a new society, adding to the understanding of crime an...(Read More)
 
 
The Middle East Peace Process
The Middle East Peace Process (November 1997)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Ilan Peleg - Editor

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the history of and complex issues surrounding the peace process in the Middle East.

This volume offers a series of focused analyses of various aspects of the peace process. This interdisciplinary book includes insights developed by scholars in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, social psychology, and international relations. Al...(Read More)
 
 
Trial and Error
Trial and Error (June 1997)
Israel's Route from War to De-Escalation
Yagil Levy - Author

Questions the commonly accepted view that Israel's military policies were formed in direct response to Arab states' hostility and argues for a historical linkage between Israel's changing military posture and the development of an inequitable Israeli social structure.

"By providing an interesting linkage between Israel's foreign policy behavior and alterations and changes in Israeli domestic politics, Levy is offering a...(Read More)
 
 
The Jewishness of Israelis
The Jewishness of Israelis (April 1997)
Responses to the Guttman Report
Charles S. Liebman - Editor
Elihu Katz - Editor

Analyzes a recent report on a survey of the religious beliefs and behavior of Israeli Jews, and of the intense public debate that it produced.

In December 1993, the Louis Guttman Israel Institute of Applied Social Research released the results of the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the religious beliefs and behavior of Israeli Jews. The study revealed that Israeli Jews were far more traditional in their relig...(Read More)
 
 
Crisis and Transformation
Crisis and Transformation (February 1997)
The Kibbutz at Century's End
Eliezer Ben-Rafael - Author

Examines kibbutz life following the Israeli economic crisis of 1985, focusing on the kibbutz's dramatic transformation from a well-defined social structure to a collective identified principally by its cultural preoccupations.
This book examines kibbutz life following the Israeli economic crisis of 1985, focusing on the kibbutz's dramatic transformation from a well-defined social structure to a collective identified principally by its cul...(Read More)
 
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