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Pretending Democracy : Israel, and Ethnocratic State.

Author: Naeem Jeenah
Publisher: Oxford : Afro-Middle East Centre, 2013.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jeenah, Naeem.
Pretending Democracy : Israel, and Ethnocratic State.
Oxford : Afro-Middle East Centre, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naeem Jeenah
ISBN: 9780992199838 0992199832
OCLC Number: 1048921234
Notes: Contradictory effects of universalist self-justification.
Description: 1 online resource (418 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; About the contributors; Frequently used acronyms and abbreviations; INTRODUCTION: Pretending democracy, living ethnocracy; Pretending democracy; An ethnocratic state; Living up to the reality; Notes; References; PART ONE: Israel and its founding myths; Chapter One --
Racial purity and Jewish origins; Zionism and heredity; Notes; References; Chapter Two --
Zionism, the founding fathers and the Palestine Arabs; The two faces of Zionism; Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the iron wall; David Ben-Gurion and the shift in Zionist strategy. ConclusionsNotes; References; PART TWO: The ethnic state and its victims; Chapter Three --
Israel as an ethnic state: Descriptions, paradigms and prescriptions; The Green Line paradigm; The inevitable binational regime; The regime which is (not) one; The vision documents; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter Four --
Between colonialism and ethnocracy: 'Creeping apartheid' in Israel/Palestine; A strategic shift?; A new phase; Ethnocracy and 'democracy'; Colonial momentum; Creeping apartheid'; Ghettoised geography; Beyond 'creeping apartheid'?; Notes; References. Chapter Five --
Israel through the prism of international lawThe ICJ's authority to give advisory opinions; The ICJ's approach to advisory opinions; The jurisdiction of the ICJ; The definition of a 'legal question'; Political questions; The exercise of discretion; Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter Six --
Reconciling history and equal citizenship in Israel: Democracy and the politics ofhistorical denial; Reconciliation, addressing historic denial and citizenship; Democracy and citizenship for Jews and Arabs in Israel. The pitfalls of deliberating the future without addressing historic denialNotes; References; Chapter Seven --
Staying Put: Crossing the Israel-Palestine border with Gloria Anzaldúa; Meeting Fatma; Screen-testing Fatma; The ominous hyphens: Palestinian-Israeli and Arab-Jew; Anzaldúa's ghost; The Ur-Design: the wall and the maw; The quilt as time bomb; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; PART THREE: Comparative ethnic nationalisms; Chapter Eight --
The unresolved national question in South Africa; Conquest, resistance and liberation; Bluebeard's castle and the shattered dream. Non-collaboration and non-violencePolitical programmes; Unintended consequences of the historic compromise; A new historical community?; Notes; References; Chapter Nine --
Afrikaner and Jewish nationalisms; Some basic perspectives on nationalism; Nationalism's salient traits; Notes; References; Chapter Ten --
Israel, South Africa, Ulster and the 'dark side of democracy'; Settler democracies, majority and minority; Democratic universalism, democratic particularism; Solutions to the settler-minority dilemmas; Justifying the solutions to western publics.

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