The oxford handbook of israeli politics and society

Reuven Y. Hazan, Alan Dowty, Menachem Hofnung, Gideon Rahat

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Few countries receive as much attention as Israel and are at the same time as misunderstood. The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society brings together leading Israeli and international figures to offer the most wide-ranging treatment available of an intriguing country. It serves as a comprehensive reference for the growing field of Israel studies and is also a significant resource for students and scholars of comparative politics, recognizing that in many ways Israel is not unique, but rather a test case of democracy in deeply divided societies and states engaged in intense conflict. The handbook presents an overview of the historical development of Israeli democracy through chapters examining the country’s history, contemporary society, political institutions, international relations, and most pressing political issues. It outlines the most relevant developments over time while not shying away from the strife both in and around Israel. It presents opposed narratives in full force, enabling readers to make their own judgments.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages710
ISBN (Electronic)9780190675585
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Comparative politics
  • Israel
  • Israel studies
  • Political science
  • Society

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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