Militarism and Israeli Society (An Israel Studies Book)

Militarism and Israeli Society (An Israel Studies Book) by Gabriel Sheffer, Oren Barak

Title: Militarism and Israeli Society (An Israel Studies Book)
Author: Gabriel Sheffer, Oren Barak
ISBN10: 0253221749
ISBN13: 978-0253221742
Publisher: Indiana University Press (March 12, 2010)
Language: English
Subcategory: Politics & Government
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Pages: 396 pages
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Militarism and Israeli Society (An Israel Studies Book) by Gabriel Sheffer, Oren Barak


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Challenging the established view that the civilian sector in Israel has been predominant over its security sector since the state's independence in 1948, this volume critically and systematically reexamines the relationship between these sectors and provides a deeper, more nuanced view of their interactions. Individual chapters cast light on the formal and informal arrangements, connections, and dynamic relations that closely tie Israel's security sector to the country's culture, civil society, political system, economy, educational system, gender relations, and the media. Among the issues and events discussed are Israel's separation barrier, the impact of Israel's military confrontations with the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern states―especially Lebanon―and the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Israeli case offers insights about the role of the military and security in democratic nations in contemporary times.