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Challenging the established view that the civilian sector in Israel has been predominant over its security sector since the state's independence in 1948, this volume critically and systematically reexamines the relationship between these sectors and provides a deeper, more nuanced view of their interactions. Individual chapters cast light on the formal and informal arrangements, connections, and dynamic relations that closely tie Israel's security sector to the country's culture, civil society, political system, economy, educational system, gender relations, and the media. Among the issues and events discussed are Israel's separation barrier, the impact of Israel's military confrontations with the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern states -- especially Lebanon -- and the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Israeli case offers insights about the role of the military and security in democratic nations in contemporary times.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1 The Study of Civil–Military Relations in Israel: A New Perspective
  2. pp. 25-52
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  1. 2 Military Knowledge and Weak Civilian Control in the Reality of Low Intensity Conflict—The Israeli Case
  2. pp. 53-77
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  1. 3 Civil Society, the Military, and National Security: The Case of Israel’s Security Zone in South Lebanon
  2. pp. 78-105
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  1. 4 Intractable Conflict and the Media
  2. pp. 106-130
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  1. 5 Tensions between Military Service and Jewish Orthodoxy inIsrael: Implications Imagined and Real
  2. pp. 131-155
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  1. 6 From “Obligatory Militarism” to “Contractual Militarism”—Competing Models of Citizenship
  2. pp. 156-178
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  1. 7 Shadow Lands: The Use of Land Resources for Security Needs in Israel
  2. pp. 179-201
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  1. 8 “The Battle over Our Homes”: Reconstructing/Deconstructing Sovereign Practices around Israel’s Separation Barrier on the West Bank ·
  2. pp. 202-223
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  1. 9 The Debate over the Defense Budget in Israel
  2. pp. 224-248
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  1. 10 Civilian Control over the Army in Israel and France
  2. pp. 249-269
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  1. 11 The Making of Israel’s Political–Security Culture
  2. pp. 270-290
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  1. 12 The Discourses of “Psychology” and the “Normalization” of War in Contemporary Israel
  2. pp. 291-314
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  1. 13 Visual Representations of IDF Women Soldiers and “Civil-Militarism” in Israel
  2. pp. 315-339
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  1. 14 Contradictory Representation of the IDF in Cultural Texts of the 1980s
  2. pp. 340-356
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  1. 15 Military and Society since 9/11: Retrospect and Prospect
  2. pp. 357-369
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  1. Appendix A. Israeli Ministers of Defense since 1948
  2. pp. 370-371
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  1. Appendix B. Chiefs of Staff of the Israel iDefense Forces since 1948
  2. pp. 372-373
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  1. Appendix C. Important Dates
  2. pp. 374-379
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 380-381
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 382-397
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