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Author Pedahzur, Ami.

Title The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence : defending democracy / Ami Pedahzur.

Imprint Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2002.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 198 pages) : illustrations, charts
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Physical Medium polychrome. rdacc
Description data file rda
Series New approaches to conflict analysis
New approaches to conflict analysis.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the 'defending democracy' in Israel -- a framework of analysis -- The Israeli response to extremism: the parliamentary arena -- The State's response to extremism: attitudes towards subversive movements and violent organisations -- The Israeli response to extremism: the social sphere -- The role of 'civil society' in the 'defending democracy' -- The 'defending democracy': from the 'militant' to an 'immunised' route?
Summary "This book looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea, such as human rights, freedom of speech and the freedom to form political organisations. This dilemma has captured the attention of philosophers as well as legal scholars for many years, but has thus far been rarely studied employing institutional and social frameworks. In this book such frameworks are incorporated into the discussion of the 'paradox' in an attempt to provide an answer to the question: is there a golden path which can reconcile between the democratic polity's need to defend itself and, at the same time, maintain responsibility to protect and safeguard the basic right of its citizens? It takes as its case study of this issue the Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence, which tests the theoretical framework outlined in the first chapter of the book. Providing an extensive diachronic scrutiny of the State's response to extremist political parties, violent organisations and the infrastructure of extremism and intolerance within Israeli society. It emphasises the dynamics of the response and the factors which encourage or discourage the shift from less democratic and more democratic models of response. The book is unique in that it links social and institutional perspectives to the study. The book will be vital reading for students of peace studies, conflict analysis, international relations and international politics, as well as students of the political situation in the Middle east"--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Democracy -- Israel.
Jewish radicals -- Israel.
Israel -- Politics and government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Jewish radicals. (OCoLC)fst00982907
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Israel. (OCoLC)fst01204236
Indexed Term israel
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Pedahzur, Ami. Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2002 0719063728 (DLC) 2003270924 (OCoLC)50432868
ISBN 1417590564 (electronic bk.)
9781417590568 (electronic bk.)
9781847790552 (electronic bk.)
1847790550 (electronic bk.)
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