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The founding of Israeli democracy, 1948-1967

Author: Peter Medding
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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Intensive study into the origins and evolution of Israel's Democratic institutions. Israel is viewed as unique, in that its political institutions derived largely from the ethos of one party (Mapai); the norm has been for political institutions to forge parties, not vice versa. most importantly, medding shows how israel was able to remain a democratic state, despite the intense military and political pressure  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medding, Peter.
Founding of Israeli democracy, 1948-1967.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)765805382
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Medding
ISBN: 0195056485 9780195056488
OCLC Number: 19776334
Description: viii, 253 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The structures of democratic government --
Founding an independent state --
Founding democratic political structures --
Parties and policies --
Issue structure, electoral response, and coalition politics --
Coalition cabinets, party government, and the control of policy-making --
Mamlakhtiut: Partisan interests and the establishment of centralized and legitimate state public authority --
The political dynamics of the founding period --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter Y. Medding.
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Intensive study into the origins and evolution of Israel's Democratic institutions. Israel is viewed as unique, in that its political institutions derived largely from the ethos of one party (Mapai); the norm has been for political institutions to forge parties, not vice versa. most importantly, medding shows how israel was able to remain a democratic state, despite the intense military and political pressure brought to bear on it by its neighbors.

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