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David Ben-Gurion and the foundation of Israeli democracy

Title
David Ben-Gurion and the foundation of Israeli democracy / Nir Kedar ; translated by Haim Watzman.
ISBN
9780253057471
0253057477
9780253057464
0253057469
9780253057457
Publication
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2021]
Physical Description
260 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"In David Ben-Gurion and the Foundation of Israeli Democracy, Nir Kedar offers a poignant study of the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first prime minister of Israel. Kedar provides an explication of the making of Israeli democracy in terms of its institutional-legal structures and social-cultural underpinnings. David Ben-Gurion and the Foundation of Israeli Democracy connects the formal structures of democracy to the fundamental principles that they were constructed to serve-human freedom and dignity"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Kedar, Nir. David Ben-Gurion and the foundation of Israeli democracy Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2021]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 01, 2022
Series
Perspectives on Israel studies.
Perspectives on Israel studies
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Ben-Gurion versus a Constitution
Democracy and the Army : Building an Army Subordinate to Democratic Government
Establishing the Rule of Law
Creating the State Administration
Parliamentary Democracy and the Fight to Change the Electoral System
A Democratic Jewish State : On the Place of Judaism in Israel
A Sense of Peoplehood : Civic Responsibility and the Ashkenazi-Sephardi Divide
Nationalism, Human Rights, and Security : Ben-Gurion, Israeli Arabs, and the Boundaries of Democracy and Mamlakhtiyut.
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