The ‘defending democracy’: from the ‘militant’ to an ‘immunised’ route?

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 ‘defending democracy’: from the ‘militant’ to an ‘immunised’ route?

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This chapter is divided into three main sections. The first part presents the reader with the accumulated body of facts with regard to the Israeli response to extremist phenomena and political violence throughout the history of the State of Israel. The second part of the chapter assumes a comparative perspective between the Israeli response and that of other Western democracies, principally, the United States and Germany. The third part of the chapter highlights the theoretical developments accompanying the analysis and submits questions which remain unresolved and worthy of future investigation.

Keywords: Israeli response; political violence; extremist phenomena; United States; Germany; democracy

Chapter.  11015 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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