Through the Lens of Israel: Explorations in State and Society
Through the Lens of Israel illuminates Israeli history through the use of the author’s unique state-in-society approach, and, at the same time, refines, develops, and expands that approach. The book provides a window for the formation of Israeli state and society during the twentieth century, while using the Israeli experience to ask how social scientists can better investigate and understand other societies as well. Three central themes of Israeli history are at the core of the analysis—state formation, society formation, and the mutually constitutive roles of state and society. By analyzing how Israel’s state and society continually reconstruct one another, Migdal addresses larger questions with resonance far beyond Israel: How do particular societies and states end up with their distinctive character? How are the rules that shape everyday behavior determined? Who gains from these rules and who loses? And how and when do these rules and patterns of privilege change?
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Myths and Models The StateinSociety Approach and the Experience of Israel
The Crystallization of the State and the Struggles Over Rule Making Israel in Comparative Perspective
Laying the Basis for a Strong State The British and Zionists in Palestine
Vision and Practice The Leader the State and the Transformation of Society
Civil Society in Israel
Society Formation and the Case of Israel
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