Wildfire: Grassroots Revolts in Israel in the Post-Socialist Era

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SUNY Press, Feb 6, 1992 - Political Science - 198 pages
Wildfire is a wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary study of the other side of Israeli public life. Because the governmental service systems work poorly, and political protest has proved to be largely ineffective, the Israeli public has begun to take matters into their own hands, in effect creating numerous alternative service systems in almost all spheres of life.

 

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Contents

The Spark Zionism Socialism and Governmental Paternalism
13
Rotting Timbers The Decay of the Establishment
33
Brushfires Early Grassroots Awakenings
49
Issues
57
National Security Settling Scores
59
Economy Blue and Black
69
Communications The Mess Media Revolt
85
Health A Hemorrhaging System
97
ConstitutionMaking Founding Sons
129
Conclusions
137
Potential Grassroots Fires
139
Conflagration? Fireproofing the System
151
Loyalty Voice and Vex It A Theory of AlterPolitics
161
Between Past and Future Israels Grassroots Revolts in Historical CrossComparative Perspective
169
Bibliography
177
Index
187

Education School Is Out
105
Religion and State Holy Wars
115

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Sam N. Lehman-Wilzig is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University, and is Chairman of the Institute for Journalism and Public Communications. He is co-editor of Comparative Jewish Politics: Public Life in Israel and the Diaspora, and author of Stiff-Necked People, Bottle-Necked System: The Evolution and Roots of Israeli Public Protest, 1949-1986.

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