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Michael N. Barnett (ed.), <i>Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom</i>. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. 296 pp.

Alan Dowty

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0039

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Michael N. Barnett (ed.), Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. 296 pp.

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A review of the book, Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom by Michael N. Barnett (ed.) is presented. This volume, growing out of a 1993 Jerusalem conference, “Is Israel Unique?” sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University, features ten essays covering a broad range of Israeli social and political issues, but with a common concern for a broader perspective provided by other national experiences and by general concepts. Given the pace of academic publication and response, there is already much that can be added to these contributions in subsequent work, but the book stands out as a pioneering enterprise and a major milestone in the field.

Keywords: Michael N. Barnett; social issues; political issues; Israel

Chapter.  1402 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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