The role of ‘civil society’ in the ‘defending democracy’

Ami Pedahzur

in The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780719063725
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700303 | DOI:
The role of ‘civil society’ in the ‘defending democracy’

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This chapter, which aims to complete the investigation into the ‘immunized’ potential of the State of Israel, presents the reader with the connection between ‘civil society’ and the ‘immunizing’ process of the Israeli democracy. It suggests that ‘civil society’, because of its state-free status, carries the potential for playing a central role in the transition to the ‘immunized’ model. The chapter's conclusion underscores the awakening of the ‘pro-democratic civil society’ in Israel and profiles a number of notable successes which can be chalked up to its credit.

Keywords: immunised potential; civil society; Israeli democracy; state-free status

Chapter.  14415 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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