Chapter

The Occupation and Israeli Democracy

Yaron Ezrahi

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199862184
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.003.0006

Series: Series in Political Psychology

The Occupation and Israeli Democracy

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The chapter presents the political effects of the occupation, in describing its imprinting on the structure and political culture of the Israel regime, which endanger the State’s future democratic character. The chapter provides observations on the destructive impact of the occupation on Israeli politics, legal structure, the military, social perceptions of the boundaries of the legitimate internal and external uses of force, norms and practices of the bureaucracy, the educational system, the formal and informal status of Israeli Arabs, the relations between religion and politics and the international legitimacy of Israel as a democracy.

Keywords: Democracy; Occupation; Legal system; Majority-minority relationship; Military; Religion; Laws; Politics; Israel

Chapter.  8336 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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